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Author Weaver, John C.
Title A sadly troubled history : the meanings of suicide in the modern age / John C. Weaver.
Imprint Montréal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2009]
Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010.
©2009

Series McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 33
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 33.
Subject Suicide -- New Zealand -- History.
Suicide -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
Suicide.
Suicide -- history.
Suicide -- psychology.
New Zealand.
Queensland.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 447 pages : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Suicide as a gauge for the times : the nineteenth century -- Epistemic communities and the suicide problem : the twentieth century -- Bearings on a temporal compass : rates, seasons, cohorts, and motives -- Work and troubles : men and motives -- Sorrows and burdens : women and motives -- What becomes of the broken-hearted? : intentions, decisions, and acts -- Managing mental crises : psychiatry and suicidal patients.
Summary More people die by suicide each year than by homicide, wars, and terrorist attacks combined. Witnesses and survivors are left perplexed and troubled. Doctors, clinical psychologists, and social workers try to deal with it through their professional routines; sociologists and psychiatrists attempt to provide theoretical explanations of it.
ISBN 9780773576827 (electronic bk.)
0773576827 (electronic bk.)
1282867261
9781282867260
9780773535138 (bound)
0773535136
OCLC # 759157070
Additional Format Print version: 9780773535138