Evaluation of an evolutionary model of self-preservation and self-destruction.

@article{Brown1999EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of an evolutionary model of self-preservation and self-destruction.},
  author={R. Michael Brown and E Dahlen and Carla Mills and Jon Rick and Arturo Biblarz},
  journal={Suicide \& life-threatening behavior},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          58-71
        }
}
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