ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGOBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7032.678 (Published 16 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:678
- Alex Hill
SUICIDE MADE ATTRACTIVE.
SIR,—A delightful voyage by an Australian liner was marred two days before we reached Colombo by two suicides. One victim was a steerage passenger 27 years of age; the other a hypersensitive cultured young Oxford graduate. The Oxford man had thrown himself with zeal into all the busy idleness of shipboard …