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PLoS Medicine Issue Image | Vol. 4(4) April 2007

PLoS Medicine Issue Image | Vol. 4(4) April 2007

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Lethal Injection Is Not Humane.

The cover image takes its theme from the paper by Leonidas Koniaris and colleagues. Data from executions in the US suggest that current lethal injection protocols do not effect death through the mechanisms intended, and that potentially aware inmates could die through pancuronium-induced asphyxiation. The humaneness of lethal injection is discussed further in the accompanying Editorial.

Image Credit: Image provided by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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Lethal Injection Is Not Humane.

The cover image takes its theme from the paper by Leonidas Koniaris and colleagues. Data from executions in the US suggest that current lethal injection protocols do not effect death through the mechanisms intended, and that potentially aware inmates could die through pancuronium-induced asphyxiation. The humaneness of lethal injection is discussed further in the accompanying Editorial.

Image Credit: Image provided by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.pmed.v04.i04.g001