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        Incorrect number: In the editorial by Caplan entitled “Should Physicians Participate in Capital Punishment?” published in the September 2007 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Mayo Clin Proc. 2007;82: 1047-1048), an incorrect number was published on page 1047, third paragraph, left-hand column, fourth sentence. The sentence should read as follows: Six nations (including the United States) permit the execution of children (defined as <18 years of age).4

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        • Should Physicians Participate in Capital Punishment?
          Mayo Clinic ProceedingsVol. 82Issue 9
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            Should physicians participate in capital punishment? Nearly every organized medical and nursing group in the world opposes physician participation in state-ordered executions.1 Despite this near-universal stance against participation, some argue that if executions are to be carried out, then physicians have a legitimate role to play in minimizing “the harm to…condemned individuals.”2 Such an argument contends that physician involvement in executions is morally justified by the duty of compassion toward the person to be killed.
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