Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.1, (February 2006), p.125-126 SIEC No: 20060813

This letter to the editor is an addendum to Goldney & SchioldannÕs (2001) communication to this journal concerning Emile DurkheimÕs precedence in the use of the terms egoistic & altruistic suicide. The author attempts to show that many of the ideas associated with Durkheim were not originally his own, & that both these 2 terms that differ little from DurkheimÕs were in use well before Goldney & Schioldann (2001) suggest. (12 refs)