All given names of a person, such as the first name, middle names, maiden name if used as part of the married name, etc.; for example, in the name “John Q. Delancey Public”, the given names would be “John Q. Delancey” and the <surname> would be “Public”.
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Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
... <article-meta> <title-group> <article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care for elderly people</article-title> </title-group> <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Forster</surname> <given-names>Anne Williams</given-names> </name> <role>research physiotherapist</role> <aff id="StLukes">Department of Health Care for the Elderly, St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA</aff> </contrib> ... </contrib-group> <permissions> <copyright-statement>Copyright © 1999, British Medical Journal</copyright-statement> <copyright-year>1999</copyright-year> <copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder> </permissions> <abstract> <p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital attendance in prolonging independent living for elderly people.</p> </abstract> </article-meta> ...