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Originally Answered: Why are people with a PhD called a doctor? The word doctor is Latin for teacher and originally meant someone who was a distinguished teacher. A PhD (an initialism for the Latin “Philosophiae Doctor”, or “Doctor of Philosophy” in English) degree is one such doctorate.
Yes sir/maam is appropriate.
Calling them by the wrong title seems a little odd though. If the situation is formal enough to use titles I think you should go ahead and use Dr. or Professor. It is alright to politely correct them by saying “Dr.” However, it is rude when a person knowingly addresses some as Mr. or Miss when the person knows.
In most other parts of the world all medical practitioners, physicians and surgeons alike, are referred to as Dr while in the UK surgeons are usually referred to as Mr/Miss/Ms/Mrs. The possession of this degree, a doctorate, entitled them to the title of ‘Doctor of Medicine’ or Doctor.
D. When you are addressing a person with a doctoral degree, it is considered more polite to use the title Dr. or the academic abbreviation PhD with the person’s name, instead of the simple courtesy titles Mr. or Ms. Note: Do not use both the title and the degree.
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