Mathew Ross, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Every physician can and should do a good deal more to curb and reduce the shocking and rising suicide rate in the United States. Despite the fact that countless persons who commit suicide are reported under rubrics other than suicide because social, insurance, legal and economic expediencies so dictate, and still others are unrecognized as suicides, official statistics regularly include suicide among the first ten major causes of death.
That something has gone very much amiss in the course of the evaluation and management of this very considerable number of persons is quite evident in the light of the following
Ross M. Suicide: Practical Diagnostic Clues.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1179. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1179_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1179.
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