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Family Suicide

  • Fakhri Dabbagh (a1)

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Five suicides in one family, mainly by burning, are reported. The ritualistic manner, closeness of events in time and absence of serious exogenous factors suggest the term ‘family suicide’.

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Family Suicide

  • Fakhri Dabbagh (a1)

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Family Suicide

  • Fakhri Dabbagh (a1)
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