Year: 1981 Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, v.245, no.3, (1981), p.236 SIEC No: 19841242

Letter to the Editor Regarding the article “An Epidemic Of Suicide Among Physicians On Probation” (Jama 243:1915, 1980), Dr. Velaske writes to commend the author and to suggest more precise data. Velaske decries the absence of case histories, diagnoses , and treatment efforts for suicided physicians. The article’s author, Dr. Crawshaw replies in total agreement, supporting research strategies already under scrutiny by the American Medical Assn. and the American Psychiatric Assn.(TG)