We Were There

We Were There

Revelations From the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963

Book - 2013
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A unique collection of firsthand accounts from the doctors and staff on scene at the hospital where JFK was immediately taken after he was shot. With the help of his former fellow staff members at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Childs recreates the horrific day, from the president's arrival in Dallas to the public announcement of his death. He also offers insights on conspiracy theories revolving around the president's assassination, and recollections of the death of Lee Harvey Oswald, who succumbed two days later in the same hospital.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781626361089
Branch Call Number: 973.922 CHILDS
Characteristics: xix, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: We were there


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Nov 22, 2013

[Contrary to the atrocious PW review, all one need do is review the many witness accounts of Secret Service, police, nurses, doctors, photo technicians, et cetera, to see that the overwhelming number stated a gaping head wound, from the kill shot striking the President's skull from the front direction!]
The Publishers Weekly review sums this up more eloquently than I ever could: " Dr. Ron Jones was the surgeon who inserted an IV line and a chest tube in the president as soon as he was brought into the trauma room. In March 1964, he was asked by Warren Commission counsel Arlen Specter not to mention anything about the possibility of a gunman in front of the motorcade; the commission was aware of witnesses who would testify to such a second shooter, but didn't want to interview them. More significantly, doctors who saw the president's neck wound before it was obscured by a tracheotomy were convinced at the time that it was an entry wound, a detail incompatible with reports claiming Oswald was the lone assassin. " (Of course, a number of witnesses placed Oswald, at the time of the shooting, drinking a Coke in the cafetaria, than later getting up to get a sandwich.)


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