Arthur Inman completed suicide at the age of 68. He left 200 boxes of his typed diary to the Harvard Library; these were subsequently edited into a 2-volume work by Daniel Aaron. In this opening chapter of the book, “Treatment of Suicidal People”, Dr. Shneidman reflects upon the value of the Inman diary to suicidologists & thanatologists. He provides a chronological list of Inman’s entries on death & suicide. A comment by Dr. John Maltsberger on treatment issues concludes the chapter.