Ending medical complicity in state-sponsored torture

@article{Hoffman2011EndingMC,
  title={Ending medical complicity in state-sponsored torture},
  author={S. Hoffman},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2011},
  volume={378},
  pages={1535-1537}
}
Since September 11, 2001, state-sponsored torture has become increasingly accepted and institutionalized despite its clear illegality. It is now practiced on a widespread basis in over 100 countries. Medical complicity in torture is a particularly worrisome aspect of this challenge. Physician involvement legitimizes torture and is often used to condone, justify and facilitate more extreme torture techniques that may not otherwise be possible. Doctors have become irreplaceable in modern torture… Expand
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