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What is DOCTOR

A learned man ; one qualified to give instruction of the higher order in ascience or art; particularly, one who has received the highest academical degree in hisart or faculty, as, a doctor of laws, medicine, or theology. In colloquial language, however,the term is practically restricted to practitioners of medicine. Harrison v. State,102 Ala. 170, 15 South. 503; State v. Mc- Knight, 131 N. C. 717, 42 S. E. 580, 59 L. R. A. 187.This term means, simply, practitioner of physic, without respect to system pursued.A certificate of a homoepathic physician is a “doctor’s certificate.” Corsi v. Maretzek, 4 E. D. Smith (N. Y.) 1.

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