Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In his A Piece of My Mind article
entitled "Five Miles From Tomorrow," Dr Shah1
describes an elderly Inuit man who was seen at our clinic, and who was said
to end his life by walking into the ocean. I remember well Shah's medical
student rotation with us last year, and I enjoyed the week that we spent together.
As his supervising physician during that week, I believe that his story deserves
Swenson MD. A Story About Suicide in the Arctic. JAMA. 2001;286(8):919. doi:10.1001/jama.286.8.919