This talk is part of the online conference The National-Security State and the Kennedy Administration.
Most of the JFK medical evidence would not be admissible in court today. Why is this so? Why is the official collection of photographic and x-ray evidence so tainted and subject to question? What was observed at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 where JFK was administered emergency treatment in an attempt to save his life? What happened six hours later at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, where the autopsy of record was performed? In spite of two official investigations into the assassination, and two forensic review panels, significant questions about the manner of JFK’s death and about his autopsy remain unresolved. The state of the JFK medical evidence is more problematic today than ever; this presentation will examine why this deplorable state of affairs exists.