Henry Morselli

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Enrico Morselli was an Italian physician and professor at the University of Turin, best known for the publication of his influential book, Suicide: An Essay on Comparative Moral Statistics (1881),[1] claiming that suicide was primarily the result of the struggle for life and nature's evolutionary process.[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • Suicide: an essay on comparative moral statistics (1881) [1]


  1. ^ Stark, Rodney and William Sims Bainbridge. 1996. Religion, Deviance and Social Control. Routledge, Google Print p. 32
  2. ^ Farberow, Norman L. "History of Suicide" in "Suicide Basics" article, Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (Retrieved June 29, 2009)