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Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1990 Nov;82(5):383-4.

The effect of the detoxification of domestic gas in Switzerland on the suicide rate.

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  • 1Richard Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ 08240-9988.


An examination of suicide rates in Switzerland during the period when domestic gas was detoxified indicated that, not only did the use of domestic gas for suicide decline, but so did the overall suicide rate, indicating that people did not switch to alternative methods for suicide, contrary to a claim made by the late Erwin Stengel.

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