Talk:Gao Yaojie

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 Definition (b. 1927) Chinese gynecologist, academic, and AIDS activist honoured for her work by the United Nations and Western organizations, and has spent time under house arrest. [d] [e]

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Why "Dr Gao" throughout? We won't be calling other doctors "Dr. so-and-so," presumably. This is a term of personal respect which seems out of place in an encyclopedia. --Larry Sanger 10:09, 17 February 2007 (CST)

It seemed appropriate in the context of AIDS activism in China. Most AIDS activists are not doctors. Only in China would a doctor have to struggle in the way she has for recognition of the problem. However, in general, I prefer to use a consistent first and last name for everyone. Fred Bauder 13:58, 17 February 2007 (CST)
Use of the honorific also informs the casual reader that it is Dr. Gao, not Dr. Yaojie. Fred Bauder 17:15, 17 February 2007 (CST)