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  •  Self-interested digression: (0+ / 0-)

    I dropped the "Dr." off my nom de web a few years ago when one online opponent of mine claimed I was asserting qualifications I don't have. (In fact, I do have a doctorate, but not an M.D. And I certainly don't call myself "Dr." anything IRL.)

    Back then, I should have pointed out that the original Dr. Rieux, whose name I swiped, was himself a fictional physician who existed to voice the opinions of an author who was not in fact a doctor. So I think I was in better company than my opponent recognized

    Anyway, these days I just go by "Rieux."

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