Year: 2001 Source: European Congress on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, (8th: 2000: Bled, Slovenia), p.21-25 SIEC No: 20041405

While Durkheim is traditionally regarded as the founder of the scientific study of suicide, the authors find that a review of 18th- & 19th-century literature reveals an increasingly sophisticated scientific approach to suicide, culminating in the encyclopedic work of Morselli in 1879 & the critical review of Tuke in 1892, works which lose nothing in comparison to that of Durkheim. (13 refs)