Year: 1994 Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences, v.39, no.6, (November 1994), p.1568-1570 SIEC No: 19950116

This case history reports on the suicide of a physically healthy 30-year-old black male. His diary was found to contain instructions for suicide copied verbatim from “Final Exit”. The decedent’s history, the scene investigation & the external examination strongly suggested an underlying psychiatric disorder. It is argued that the case illustrates the abuse potential of this type of book. It is recommended that medical examiners familiarize themselves with the methods described in “Final Exit”.