Box 22Titles in recipient names

  • If the recipient's title is given, place it at the beginning of the affiliation
    • Letter to: Rupert Blue (Surgeon General, Bureau of the Public Health Service, Treasury Department, Washington, DC).
  • If the recipient's title is given in place of a name, put the title in the recipient position. If the actual name is located elsewhere, add it in square brackets following the title.
    • Letter to: Secretary of War (Washington, DC).
    • or
    • Letter to: Secretary of War [William Endicott] (Washington, DC).
    • Letter to: Dr. Morton ([Boston, MA]).
    • or
    • Letter to: Dr. Morton [William Thomas Morton] ([Boston, MA]).

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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