Year: 1975 Source: Anaesthesia, v.30, no.2, (March 1975), p.223-227 SIEC No: 19841173

The oral ingestion of crude opium accounts for more than 95% of suicide attempts in Iran. This paper presents the experience gained in treating 200 consecutive cases of oral ingestion of opium over the 5-year period 1968-1972. The mortality was 1.5% (three cases).