The Anatomy of Suicide

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It is considered that the problem of suicide got scientific approach at the first half of the nineteenth century, when a work by a British psychiatrist Lyttelton Stewart Forbes Winslow appeared in 184


0. In “The Anatomy of Suicide” Winslow affirms that predisposition to suicide originates from brain and stomach disorder. The author is guided not only by his own research but also by the grounds of Falret and other scientists, who pointed out the changes in different organs of self-murderers after post-mortem examination: brain, crania, stomach, liver or intestine. Winslow declares clearly and unequivocally for pure organic cause of “suicidal monomania”, in spite of the impossibility to ascertain it by means of dissection.

The Anatomy of Suicide
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