Bon, je viens de faire deux-trois minutes recherche sur la question et la plupart des sources sont d'accord sur le parcours suivant :
Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in the town of Petrovichi, Russia. When his family came to the US in 1923, they moved to Brooklyn, NY, eventually settling nearby one of the several candy stores bought by his father. In 1942, he took a wartime job at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and moved back to New York in 1945 where he was inducted into the army.
He attended the Brooklyn campus of Seth Low Junior College and then Columbia University. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1939. He got into the master's program in chemistry at Columbia on probation. After a year the probation was lifted, and he earned his M.A. in Chemistry in 1941. He continued on at Columbia in a Ph.D. program where he earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in May 1948 (with time out for war service).
He worked as a junior chemist at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from May 1942 to October 1945, together with fellow science fiction authors Robert A. Heinlein and L. Sprague de Camp. In 1948 he obtained a post-doctoral position at Columbia and, in 1949, he took a job as instructor of biochemistry at the Boston University School of Medicine, and was promoted to assistant professor in 1951. He was promoted to associate professor, which provided him with tenure, in 1955. He gave up his teaching duties and salary at the School of Medicine in 1958 , but retained his title, so that on July 1, 1958, he became a full-time writer. In 1979, the school promoted him to the rank of full professor. Asimov died on April 6, 1992 of heart and kidney failure.
Si on additionne la serie de livres de vulgarisation en chimie qu'il a ecrit, l'image qui se degage pour moi est clairement celle de quelqu'un qui aurait bien voulu faire une carriere en chimie. Mais qui n'y a pas reussi.
Du coup, c'est plus qu'une erreur, cela devient un veritable contre-sens d'ecrire sans que cela soit une coquille qu'il etait un Dr en Chimie.
Pas top. Surtout vu l'importance que cela semblait avoir pour le personnage.
C'est quasiment gommer d'un trait toute la trajectoire et surement les deceptions de sa carriere professionnelle non liee a l'ecriture.
Voire les denaturer.
Du coup, une personne de mauvaise humeur pourrait se demander si d'autres contre-sens ne se sont pas glisses dans le numero.