Being on first name terms may signify greater respect

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.813c (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:813
  1. Christopher J Ellis
  1. Cardiology senior registrar Cardiology Department, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

    EDITOR,--I enjoyed reading A L Wyman's views,1 apparently also held by Katherine Whitehorn2 on the formal British preference of being addressed by their surnames. Conventionally trained at a British medical school, I too initially had …

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