Medicine: Suicides Up

Some customers are always trying to cheat the insurance companies, complained delegates to the American Life Convention in Chicago last week. Some cheat by committing suicide, some by hiding disabilities from which they soon die. Insurance company doctors by keeping alert may detect many a disease-hiding applicant. As for suicides, which have steadily increased throughout the world, Frederick Ludwig Hoffman who has been studying the statistics for Prudential Insurance Co. last week suggested more preventive organizations like the National Save-a-Life League and Vienna's Advisory Centre for Those Weary of Life (TIME,...

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