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On Attempted Suicide, with an Analysis of 1,000 Consecutive Cases

  • W. Norwood East (a1)

A considerable number of men are received annually into Brixton prison remanded, or committed for trial, on a charge of attempted suicide. They are all specially examined as to their mental condition, and a large number of them are remanded for that purpose. From the plentiful clinical material thus studied these remarks were prepared whilst I was on the medical staff of that prison, and I have to thank the Prison Commissioners for their permission to publish them.

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(2) Ibid., 1911.
(3) Ibid., 1906–1911.
(4) Registrar-General's Annual Summary, 1910 and 1911.
(5) Board of Trade Labour Gazette, January, 1913.
(6) Judicial Statistics England and Wales, 1908.
(7) Ibid., 1893 and 95.
(8) Suicide, Morselli, H., 1881.
(9) Registrar-General's Annual Summary, 1911.
(10) “Compte Général de l'administration de la Justice criminelle pendant l'année,” 1910.
(11) Judicial Statistics England and Wales, 1905.
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(15) Dictionary of Psychological Medicine, Tuke, Hack, “Suicide,” by the Editor.
(16) Lancet, May 20th, 1911.
(17) Suicide, Wynn Westcott, W., 1885.
(18) Lancet, February 26th, 1910.
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(20) Death and Sudden Death, Brouardel and Benham.
(21) Annual Report of the Prison Commissioners, 1911.
(22) Lancet, March 8th, 1913.
(23) Transactions of the Medico-Legal Society, Vol. vii.
(24) “Life's Handicap,” Kipling, Rudyard.
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On Attempted Suicide, with an Analysis of 1,000 Consecutive Cases

  • W. Norwood East (a1)
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