Berlin, 21.08.2014 / NE

English translation: initials / name of doctor

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10:05 Aug 25, 2014
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Doctor's referral letter
German term or phrase: Berlin, 21.08.2014 / NE
Hi all,

I'm struggling a bit with the "NE" here. The context is a German language referral letter from a Berlin based clinic (i.e. "patient is suffering from such and such, I have prescribed such and such") and this appears at the top right of the letter, just below the sender's address. The case number ("Fall-Nr.") appears just below the line in question.

Thanks for your help! Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Alex
Alex Green
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:37
English translation:initials / name of doctor
Explanation:
These are probably just the initials or the first two letters of the last name of the treating physician who signed the letter (please check his/her name for matching/plausibility), which usually appear in upper case, as opposed to the initials of the typist/secretary.
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Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 05:37
Grading comment
Thanks for all the help - not sticking this one in the glossary as I went with the department advice, but I'll remember the advice about doctor/ typist initials for the future.
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initials / name of doctor


Explanation:
These are probably just the initials or the first two letters of the last name of the treating physician who signed the letter (please check his/her name for matching/plausibility), which usually appear in upper case, as opposed to the initials of the typist/secretary.

Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 05:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 56
Grading comment
Thanks for all the help - not sticking this one in the glossary as I went with the department advice, but I'll remember the advice about doctor/ typist initials for the future.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BrigitteHilgner: Das war auch mein spontaner Gedanke - gefolgt von dem Gefühl, dass derartige Fälle schon unendlich oft in diesem Forum angesprochen wurden.
1 hr
  -> Dein Gefühl trügt dich nicht ;-)

agree  B. Dickinson
1 hr

agree  philgoddard: This is a common convention in many languages, including English.
2 hrs

agree  writeaway: this sort of thing seems to come up on a regular basis. guess letters are a thing of the past for some.
3 hrs

agree  AllegroTrans: Either initials or a department/internal reference - leave as is
11 hrs
  -> Yes, indeed.
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