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Science  24 Dec 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5449, pp. 2455-2456
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5449.2455

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Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide. Kay Redfield Jamison. Knopf, New York, 1999. 446 pp. $26. ISBN 0-375-40145-8.

In this account of the biological and psychological reasons that interact to cause suicide and the strategies being developed to combat them, Jamison blends straightforward reports of facts and figures with lyrical essays about individual deaths.