Box 5Designations of rank in a family, such as Jr and III

  • Place family designations of rank after the given (first) name and any middle name or initials
  • End initials and Jr or Sr with periods
  • Convert roman numerals to arabic ordinals
    Examples:
    • Vincent T. DeVita, Jr.   becomes   DeVita, Vincent T. Jr.
    • James G. Jones II   becomes   Jones, James G. 2nd
    • John A. Adams III   becomes   Adams, John A. 3rd
    • Henry B. Cooper IV   becomes   Cooper, Henry B. 4th

From: Chapter 13, Letters and Other Personal Communication

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Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor.
Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-.

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