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Executing Timothy McVeigh

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1553
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    Even many of the most vociferous opponents of capital punishment were subdued in their protests when Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma bomber, was put to death in the early hours of 11 June in Terre Haute, Indiana. The execution, which was the first federal application of the death penalty in the United States for 38 years, was carried out painlessly and aseptically with an injection of sodium thiopental, pancuronium, and potassium …

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