Year: 1993 Source: JAMA, v.270, no.9, (September 1, 1993), p.1131 SIEC No: 19930829

The recollection of a physician who during his psychiatric rotation of medical school encounters a suicidal young woman who had been raped as a girl. The author discusses his feelings about his culture – a culture he believes has caused this young woman to believe that suicide is her only honourable solution.