Year: 1966 Source: Medico-Legal Journal, v.34, (1966), p.4-10 SIEC No: 19840717

Comments on the problem of suicide by barbiturate poisoning. Presents the view that alcohol is not so great an accident factor as is claimed, that accidents really due to bad roads and lighting and bad driving practices are blamed on alcohol. Discusses the synergistic effects of ingesting both alcohol and barbiturates, often resulting in death without any clear proof of suicidal intent.