It was customary in the Middle Ages to designate the more celebrated among the doctors by certain epithets or surnames which were supposed to express their characteristic excellence or dignity. This was especially the case with the doctors in law and theology. The following list exhibits the principal surnames with the dates of death.
APA citation. (1909). Surnames of Famous Doctors. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05074a.htm
MLA citation. "Surnames of Famous Doctors." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 5. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05074a.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. May 1, 1909. Remy Lafort, Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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