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Jfk: the Death of a Conspiracy

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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...


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