Year: 1975 Source: British Medical Journal, v.2, no.5968, (24 May 1975), p. 431-434 SIEC No: 19900068

This paper describes an attempt to influence the attitudes of medical students towards self-poisoning by exposing the students to the self-poison patients during & after the period of hospital admission. After this exposure, there was a subjective impression that the students became more interested in the problems of the self-poison patients. The unfavorable attitude of the final year students & residents may be related to the emphasis on the organic aspects of illness in undergraduate teaching.