Interviews With JFK Assassination Doctors
As part of my more than 40 years of personal research into the John F. Kennedy assassination, I interviewed 2 of the Parkland surgeons that treated JFK on November 22, 1963.
My Personal Interview Notes
Dr. Robert McClelland and Dr. Charles Crenshaw told me that JFK was hit in the head by a bullet that came from the right front and exited out the rear of his head. They also indicated that the throat wound on JFK was an entrance wound because the hole was too small to be an exit wound.
Dr. McClelland had the best view of the head wound. He said “I could very closely examine the head wound and I noted that the right posterior portion of the skull had been extremely blasted. NOTE: Dr. McClelland’s drawing of JFK’s head wound.
It had been shattered apparently by the force of the shot so that the parietal bone was protruded up through the scalp and seemed to be fractured almost along its posterior half and this sprung open the bones in such a way that you could actually look down into the skull cavity itself, and see that probably a third or so, at least of the brain tissue, posterior cerebral tissue and some of the cerebellar tissue had been blasted out.”I have seen interviews with every Parkland physician and they all agreed with Dr. McClelland.
Dr. Crenshaw wrote in his book “Conspiracy of Silence”; ”I walked to the President’s head to get a closer look. The right occipital parietal portion of his brain appeared to be gone. It looked like a crater-an empty cavity.
All I could see there was mangled bloody tissue. From the damage I saw, there was no doubt in my mind that the bullet had entered his head through the front, as it surgically passed through his cranium, the missile obliterated part of the temporal and all the parietal and occipital lobes before it lacerated the cerebellum.”
Dr. Malcom Perry
Dr. Malcolm Perry, the surgeon who cut the tracheotomy through the throat wound and had a longer and better look at it than anyone else, told reporters at a press conference held less than 2 hours after Kennedy died that the president was shot in the throat from in front.
Dr. Robert Canada
Dr. Robert Canada, the commanding officer of the medical hospital at Bethesda, observed a “very large 3 to 5 cm wound in the right rear of the president’s head, in the lower right occipital region below the external occipital protuberance and 3.5 cm to the right of the midline of the skull.”
Dr. Canada went on to describe it as “clearly an exit wound”, because the occipital bone was “avulsed” (exploded) outward. Other witnesses to the autopsy expressed similar views.
Secret Service Agents Agree
Secret Service agents William Greer and Roy Kellerman both recalled a large wound in the back of the head. FBI agents James Sibert and Francis O’Neill observed a gaping hole in the back of the head.
Medical Technicians Also Agree
Medical technicians James Jenkins, Paul O’Connor, Jan Gail Rudnicki, and Jerroll Custer also confirmed the existence of an exit wound in the rear of the head.
Evidence Found Later
Late in the afternoon of November 23, 1963, William Harper, a college student, was taking photographs in Dealey Plaza when he discovered a large fragment of bone lying in the median between Elm and Main Streets about 30 feet behind and to the left of JFK’s location at the instant of the fatal head shot.
Harper took the fragment to his uncle, Dr. Jack Harper who turned it over to the chief pathologist at Dallas’s Methodist Hospital. Three Doctors examined the bone fragment and positively identified it as occipital bone. (from the lower back of the skull).
X-Rays of JFK’s skull reveal a snow flake pattern of bullet fragments which are more consistent with an exploding or hollow point bullet instead of military ammunition that Oswald allegedly used. The X-Rays have also shown evidence of having been faked to hide a large exit wound in the rear of the head.
What Do You Think?
Given the above, documented comments and personal observations by trained professionals, what is your conclusion? Leave a comment. I’d very much like your thoughts.