On Lethal Injections and the Death Penalty
Hastings Center Report. 1982 Oct; 12(5): 2-3.
A brief account is given of the recent adoption by several states of capital punishment by lethal injection and the objections that this move has aroused. Critics argue that, because of difficulties in administering the drugs and in determining the proper dosage, this method may actually be less humane than other means of execution. Articles in medical journals have forcefully expressed the profession's opposition to lethal injections and to physician involvement in their administration. (KIE abstract)
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Casscells, Ward; Curran, William J. (1982-12-09)In recent years, U.S. public support for capital punishment has increased and some states now permit execution by lethal injection. The American Medical Association and several state medical associations have condemned ...