Year: 1984 Source: Acta Medica Hungarica, v.41, no.2-3, (1984), p.77-92 SIEC No: 20021417

This study analyzed people who attempted suicide by poison in order to ascertain mutagenic effects of drugs. Demographic data of global completed & attempted suicide cases are presented. The methodology of short-term & long-term germinal mutagenesis systems are described. The advantages & disadvantages of this human experimental epidemiological model are discussed, pointing out the practical & theoretical importance of the approach. (25 refs) (SC)