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Use of Dr is perhaps even more confusing in Germany than UK

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7301.1547 (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1547
  1. David A Groneberg, physician (david.groneberg@charite.de)
  1. Charité, Humboldt-University, D-13353 Berlin, Germany

    EDITOR—Loudon and Crisp described the confusion surrounding the use of the title of Dr.1 2 To confuse the issue more, I will describe what happens in Germany. Here the differentiation between the titles of Dr and Mr or Mrs is quite clear. Contrary to the United Kingdom, where the title tells us something about the working field of the physician, the German differentiation is fully based …

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