Re: Automatic retrieval of information from qa.debian.org
In the US, not only does "doctor" mean a medical professional with an MD
degree and anybody with a Ph.D. degree, but also a Doctor of Divinity
degree (which is the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in anything else)
and even the Juris Doctor degree that all law school graduates have
(which is roughly the equivalent of a Master's Degree in most fields).
Although one rarely sees a lawyer insist on being called "doctor";
pretty much only in academic settings in my limited experience.