Source: 8p. SIEC No: 20090545

In Berkeley, California during a 1-month period from mid-February to mid-March, 1967 five people died by suicide on the University of California campus. The author explores the links between these lives to investigate the possibility of behavioural contagion. However, analysis did not show any such contagion. A hypothesis of symbolic location is put forward as better accounting for these deaths. (11 refs.)