Year: 1973 Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences, v.19, no.2, (1974), p.276-283 SIEC No: 19820072

This article describes a form developed to improve data collection in the medical examination of cases of nonnatural death. The form covers 20 personal & social variables relevant to suicide. Compared to the original form, a significant increase in the recording of pertinent positive & negative information related to suicide was found. Increases were most marked in inquiries leading to a verdict of suicide. The number of open verdicts was signficantly decreased. The form is included. (VM)