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Anesthesiologist Dr. Joel Zivot on What Prisoner Autopsies Tell Us About Lethal Injection

Dr. Joel Zivot. Anesthesiologist from Emory University Hospital

In the December 2020 episode of Discussions with DPIC, anesthesiologist Dr. Joel Zivot from Emory University Hospital speaks with Death Penalty Information Center Executive Director Robert Dunham about his discoveries from the autopsies of more than 200 executed prisoners that shattered the myth that death by lethal injection was a humane and peaceful process. Dr. Zivot also lectures and writes on issues related to end of life care and physician-assisted death, and he and Dunham also discuss ethical issues involving physician participation in executions.