Year: 1903 Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, v.41, (25 July 1903), p.263-264 SIEC No: 20030391

This article analyzed the suicide rates of physicians in the United States from 1891-1903. The average rate was 41 with the highest rate occurring in 1893, identified by the author as a time of great financial depression. Competition within the profession, constant familiarity with death, & the stress of modern living are identified as reasons for the high rate of physician suicide. (SC)