Box 93Degrees, titles, and honors before or after a personal name

  • 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
    • Robert V. Lang, Major, US Army   becomes   Lang RV
  • Omit rank and honors such as Colonel or Sir that precede a name
    • Sir Frances Hildebrand   becomes   Hildebrand F
    • Dr. Jane Eberhard   becomes   Eberhard J
    • Captain R.C. Williams   becomes   Williams RC

From: Chapter 24, Databases/Retrieval Systems/Datasets on the Internet

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Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
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