Education: Ph.D. at Bat

When a scholar has finished mining his Ph.D. from a library or laboratory, he is likely to be repaid almost as scantily in prestige as he is in pork chops. In fact, he is lucky if he is not stereotyped as "a bumbling, woolly-minded theorist, somewhat timid, thoroughly impractical, unfit for any other occupation." So says Harold Seymour, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Manhattan's Finch College, who deplores the low self-esteem of the scholars of high degree. His remedy, proposed in the Educational Record: henceforth, all Ph.D.s should insist that they be addressed as "Doctor." Writes Dr. Seymour: "The title...

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