Medicine: Suicide Disease

In Boston, where "Cabots speak only to Lowells, and Lowells speak only to God," where young Jews yearn to become Louis Brandeises and young Catholics hope to be Joseph P. Kennedys, there may be no more frustrated individuals than in other cities. But in Boston an ambitious young Harvard psychiatrist. Dr. Merrill Moore chose to study the problem of suicide. By last week he had reached several conclusions, not all of them new to psychiatrists, but enlightening to laymen: 1) Suicide is "an important disease." 2) ''Its incidence can be materially decreased. ..."...

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