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The Death of a Conspiracy

  • Date Submitted: 02/08/2012 12:58 AM
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There is a plethora of conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of President John F. 
Kennedy.   They range from the incumbent of the former Soviet Union to organized crime.   Pro-conspiracy 
groups are in agreement with one theory; the United States government covered up the truth of the 
assassination.   The premise of a government conspiracy to cover up of the assassination is laden with 
insufficient evidence and unproved theories.   The truth of the matter is President Kennedy was assassinated 
by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.
On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m., President Kennedy was shot as his motorcade drove 
through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.   He was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital and arrived at 12:35 
p.m.. The awaiting medical team rushed the President into one of the trauma rooms.   According to Artwohl, 
“the doctors were not aware of the massive head damage because the huge flap of frontal scalp that was 
loosened from the head was held in place by the clotting of the blood on the scalp.   This concealed the 
degree of the wound.   They were desperate to save the life of the President and examined him quickly 
without taking the time...to wash off the blood and debris” (1542).   The doctors removed the President’s 
clothing to check the body for other wounds.   While Dr. Perry began the tracheostomy, Dr. Jenkins 
recalled, that Mrs. Kennedy was circling the room with something “cupped” in her hands.   As Mrs. 
Kennedy passed by, she nudged Jenkins with her elbow and handed him “a large chunk o!
f her husband's brain.”   Dr. Jenkins took the brain matter and handed it to a nurse (Breo 2806).   The 
Parkland Hospital staff worked for twenty-five minutes on the President to no avail.   Dr. Clark, who arrived 
in the trauma room at 12:50 p.m., pronounced the President dead at 1:00 p.m. (2804,6).
The President’s body was then wrapped in sheets, placed in a casket, loaded onto a...


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