Jay Chapman (physician)

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Jay Chapman is an American physician and forensic pathologist who, in 1977, created the current three-drug protocol used for lethal injection, the most commonly used form of capital punishment in the United States.[1][2] Chapman was chief medical examiner for the State of Oklahoma when he developed the method.[3]


  1. ^ Boyer Sagert, Kelly (2007). The 1970s. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. pp. 37–38. ISBN 0-313-33919-8.
  2. ^ Grady, Denise (2006-06-23). "Doctors See Way to Cut Suffering in Executions". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  3. ^ Jacquette, Dale. Dialogues on the Ethics of Capital Punishment (New Dialogues in Philosophy). Rowman Littlefield Publishers, Inc. pp. 98–99. ISBN 0-7425-6143-7.