Last updated on: 11/5/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

David Metcalfe Biography

Title:
Medical student at the University of Warwick Medical School, England
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“The first principle of the Hippocratic tradition is that doctors should do no harm. Although at first sight this principle seems irreconcilable with the death penalty, doctors have historically justified their conduct in terms of ensuring a painless and humane death for the prisoner.”

Cowritten with Mark Bratton, “Doctors and the Death Penalty,” Student British Medical Journal, July 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Honorary Research Fellow, St. George’s Hospital, 2011-present
  • Foundation Year One Doctor, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, 2010-2011
Education:
  • MSc, Surgical Science, University of Edinburgh, 2013
  • LLB, Law, The Open University, 2011
  • MBChB, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Medicine, University of Warwick, 2010
  • BSc, Biological Sciences with Molecular Genetics, University of Warwick, 2006
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Physicians Participate in Executions?