On the physical death of Jesus Christ.

@article{Edwards1986OnTP,
  title={On the physical death of Jesus Christ.},
  author={William D. Edwards and W J Gabel and F E Hosmer},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1986},
  volume={255 11},
  pages={1455-63}
}
Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock, as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion, his wrists were nailed to the patibulum and, after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post (stipes), his feet were nailed… CONTINUE READING
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