Tasers in medicine: an irreverent call for proposals

Stanbrook, Matthew B.
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1401
Academic Journal
The author provides a satiricial defense of the taser stun gun. He notes that although there have been incidents in which death can occur after being struck by a taser, TASER International's research proves that it is not the gun's fault. Instead, it is the result of the person being in a delirious state.


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