Year: 2002 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.181, no.5, (November 2002), p.443-444 SIEC No: 20030929

This article discusses the recent case of a medical man whose death by prussic acid poisoning was ruled a suicide by a jury. The case gave rise to a discussion about the man’s mental state at the time of completing suicide, & the author uses this to explore both the historical & contemporary implications of a verdict of ‘suicide while insane.’ (1 ref)