Stone Age Crisis: A Psychiatric Appraisal (RC 451 P34 B85 1975)
Burton-Bradley B G
Transcultural psychiatrist Dr. B.G. Burton-Bradley presents several papers based on his anthropological research in New Guinea. Included are Stone Age to 20th Century, Cargo Cult,Suicide, Amok, Mixed-Race Marginality, & Papua New Guinea Psychiatry. He discusses the difficulty in determining the prevalence of suicidal acts in an underdeveloped country. 21 cases of suicide, of whom 18 used derris-root poisoning are examined. The phenomenon of “Amok”- Homicidal or Suicidal Frenzy-is examined.