Year: 1980 Source: Medicine Science and Law, v.20, no.2, (1980), p.99-103 SIEC No: 19832038

The author compares homicide and suicide rates among the Xhosa tribe with those of England and Wales. A consideration of depression in primitive communities may, he suggests, provide the explanation for the low suicide rate found. The article speculates whether the vastly different homicide/suicide rate found can be explained in terms of aggression and civilization.