Will the real John Doe please stand up?

  title={Will the real John Doe please stand up?},
  author={Gary S. Felton and John P. Foreyt},
  journal={The Psychiatric Quarterly},
The n~mnes John Doe and Jane Doe are used to provide a temporary identification for psychiatric patients whose personal identi ty is unknown at admission to the Los Angeles County/'University of Southern California Medical Center. During their hospitalizatio,n, me,st such patients eventually identify themseh.es or are identified by f anlily, friends, or public so,cial service personnel. A small number, however, never are identified and are discharged as John Doe ~: or as Jmle Doe #