Year: 1972 Source: New York: Benjamin Blom, 1972. 351p. SIEC No: 19820188

First published in 1938, this work reflects societal attitudes toward suicide prevalent during that era. The author presents a historical look at suicide, illustrating his view with examples from the areas of history, mythology, literature & religion. Epidemiological data is presented in the chapter “Theories & Cipners”, covering various periods from 1836-1925. An extensive bibliography of historical studies is included. (NBB)