Medicine: Suicide

From the statistical mills of the World Health Organization comes a new tabulation of the death rates by suicide in 26 countries for which recent (1953) and reliable data are available. Notable absentees: the U.S.S.R. and all the Iron Curtain countries. Most of the English-speaking nations are in the middle of the list, but otherwise no clear pattern emerges. Some of the statistics (in death rates per 100,000 for each sex for the year):

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