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    Why same name, different expression?

    The name Lewis P. Rowland is also expressed as Rowland, Lewis P.
    What implication or significance does it have with different expression of the same name?

    Editors: Rowland, Lewis P.; Pedley, Timothy A.
    Title: Merritt's Neurology, 12th Edition
    Copyright 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    Lewis P. Rowland MD
    Professor of Neurology
    Chairman of Neurology, Emeritus & Director of the Neurology Service, Emeritus
    The Neurological Institute of New York
    Columbia University Medical Center
    New York, New York

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    Re: Why same name, different expression?


    There is no difference. In academic papers the last name is always put first, followed by the initials. For example, if you're citing a paper, you would usually do it like this:

    Wheeler, M. A., Stuss, D. T., & Tulving, E. (1997). Toward a theory of episodic memory: The frontal lobes and autonoetic consciousness. Psychological Bulletin, 121, 331–354.
    If you go to a library, you search by the author's last name. That might explain it.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 23-Jul-2012 at 15:32.

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