Box 16Degrees, titles, and honors before or after a personal name

  • Omit rank and honors such as Dr. or Sir that precede a name
    • Prof. Dr. Eberhard Stennert   becomes   Stennert E
    • Sir Frances Hildebrand   becomes   Hildebrand F
  • Omit degrees, titles, and honors such as M.D. following a personal name
    • James A. Reed, M.D., F.R.C.S.   becomes   Reed JA
    • Kristine Schmidt, Ph.D.   becomes   Schmidt K

From: Chapter 7, Patents

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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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