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2 in 8San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 1893. It’s been a while since we rocked the selbstmord. The Kirks are actually not the most suicidal family we’ve met, nor even the first pair of self-cancelling siblings. But as usual, the journalism steps all over present-day CDC guidelines on responsible suicide reportage.2 in 8 2

“The theory is current that there was something strange and very serious behind the suicides.” That’s a theory? I’m trying to figure out if there’s an actual insinuation here or not.


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