Year: 1936 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.92, no.6, (May 1937), p.1347-1369 SIEC No: 19880170

Dr. Zilboorg feels that suicidal impulses among modern man are connected in some way to the whole history of suicide, which is a phenomenon of man’s natural behavior. He states that the earliest suicides among emerging cultures were requests to be killed, which have now evolved into the practice of self-murder. This comprehensive study contains many references & illustrations from both primitive & modern cultures. (NBB)