Posted by Linden on July 21, 1998 at 20:27:48:
In response to In reverse order...., written by Caroline on July 21, 1998 at 10:37:24
] The title "Doctor" is given to anyone who has been awarded a doctoral degree by a university. In JA's time, you had to have been awarded a specific degree ( I think it was only in theology) in order to qualify to be a priest, but you didn't necessarily have to have a doctorate.
The academic title Dr - ie awarded to someone who'd completed a PhD or D Phil - came in during late Victorian times, influenced by German practice.
Like many time honoured ancient traditions, it goes back to about 1870.
- Are you saying... Caroline 02:41:24 7/22/98 (3)
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