Source: 4p. SIEC No: 19831491

Charles Moore published an inquiry into suicide in 1790; this article begins with his 12 precautions against suicide. The present author questions the lack of reaction to Moore’s work even though it was known to modern suicidologists. Cutter speculates that western culture conspired to create a suicide taboo which allowed work such as Moore’s to be repressed. He believes that this taboo will cease to operate only when suicide prevention becomes everybody’s business. (3 refs.) (MM)