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Person sitting at desk: The title “doctor,” which means “teacher” in Latin, was originally created for scholars who had developed a deep expertise in an academic field. It was only centuries later that physicians began using the same title for those who practice medicine.
Saying that non-medical doctors aren’t “real” doctors is like saying that indigenous people aren’t “real” Americans because they didn’t come over on the Mayflower.
… Which, to be fair, is also a favorite pastime of the sorts of people who get in a snit about calling an educated woman “doctor.”
Subtitle: History: I’m not making this up, you know.

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