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http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/mar/0...s-old-parkland/

For the presentation of the evening's speaker -- Highland Park resident Dr. Robert McClelland -- attendees walked from the lobby of the old hospital building to the adjacent (and likewise refurbished) Nurses Quarters, whose basement has been converted into an executive dining hall (designed for use by all on-campus businesses).

Dr. McClelland's story is almost unbelievable: Not only was he on hand to assist the surgical team trying to save President Kennedy's life after the motorcade shooting in 1963, he was also called in two days later to tend to Lee Harvey Oswald's (fatal) wounds.

(His accounts of these two emergency room proceedings are both coldly clinical and harrowing. In the case of the late president, for instance, McClelland describes how a portion of Kennedy's cerebrum fell out of the gaping wound in his skull and onto the operating table while surgeons were exploring a wound in his throat.)

Two years prior to the presidential assassination, McClelland paid a visit to Baylor Hospital to pick up his wife's paycheck. As he approached the side door, three black limos pulled up. A stern looking character invited the doc to step aside -- which he did -- and out of one of the cars stepped President John F. Kennedy. The new president was there to visit Senator Sam Rayburn, hospitalized for pancreatic cancer.

On a later occasion, McClelland was called in to assist a colleague with an exploratory surgery. Arriving at the hospital, he was directed to the operating room and took time to check the patient's clipboard beforehand. His name? Abraham Zapruder.

Interestingly, Dr. McClelland is convinced that more than one shooter was involved in the Kennedy assassination. According to Marian Ann J. Montgomery -- now Executive Director of PCHPS and one-time director of interpretation at the Sixth Floor Museum -- he is one of the few doctors on the scene at the time who now support this view.

As Montgomery stated in closing: "Everyone has to make up their own mind..

BELOW Dr. Robert McClelland holds the blood-stained shirt he wore in the Parkland Hospital Emergency Room on the day he and other doctors tried to save John Kennedy Randal Ford

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http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/mar/0...s-old-parkland/

For the presentation of the evening's speaker -- Highland Park resident Dr. Robert McClelland -- attendees walked from the lobby of the old hospital building to the adjacent (and likewise refurbished) Nurses Quarters, whose basement has been converted into an executive dining hall (designed for use by all on-campus businesses).

Dr. McClelland's story is almost unbelievable: Not only was he on hand to assist the surgical team trying to save President Kennedy's life after the motorcade shooting in 1963, he was also called in two days later to tend to Lee Harvey Oswald's (fatal) wounds.

(His accounts of these two emergency room proceedings are both coldly clinical and harrowing. In the case of the late president, for instance, McClelland describes how a portion of Kennedy's cerebrum fell out of the gaping wound in his skull and onto the operating table while surgeons were exploring a wound in his throat.)

Two years prior to the presidential assassination, McClelland paid a visit to Baylor Hospital to pick up his wife's paycheck. As he approached the side door, three black limos pulled up. A stern looking character invited the doc to step aside -- which he did -- and out of one of the cars stepped President John F. Kennedy. The new president was there to visit Senator Sam Rayburn, hospitalized for pancreatic cancer.

On a later occasion, McClelland was called in to assist a colleague with an exploratory surgery. Arriving at the hospital, he was directed to the operating room and took time to check the patient's clipboard beforehand. His name? Abraham Zapruder.

Interestingly, Dr. McClelland is convinced that more than one shooter was involved in the Kennedy assassination. According to Marian Ann J. Montgomery -- now Executive Director of PCHPS and one-time director of interpretation at the Sixth Floor Museum -- he is one of the few doctors on the scene at the time who now support this view.

As Montgomery stated in closing: "Everyone has to make up their own mind..

BELOW Dr. Robert McClelland holds the blood-stained shirt he wore in the Parkland Hospital Emergency Room on the day he and other doctors tried to save John Kennedy Randal Ford

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1. In answering Specter's attempts to discredit him, Dr. McClelland replied that his experience had included in excess of 200 bullet wounds.

2. Now! In event that one will actually take the time and effort to read Dr. McLelland's relatively obscured written report with the WC documents, they will find that he is the only one who appears to have recognized much about JFK's wound.

"a fragment wound of the trachea"

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Thanks for posting this, Bernice. McClelland is one of my favorite Parkland witnesses. I knew he had worked on Z, but I did not know he had happened upon JFK at Baylor in 1961. Interesting!

Here's a link to a newspaper article about JFK's visit: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2245...;pg=5597,591095

Bests,

Barb :-)

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/mar/0...s-old-parkland/

For the presentation of the evening's speaker -- Highland Park resident Dr. Robert McClelland -- attendees walked from the lobby of the old hospital building to the adjacent (and likewise refurbished) Nurses Quarters, whose basement has been converted into an executive dining hall (designed for use by all on-campus businesses).

Dr. McClelland's story is almost unbelievable: Not only was he on hand to assist the surgical team trying to save President Kennedy's life after the motorcade shooting in 1963, he was also called in two days later to tend to Lee Harvey Oswald's (fatal) wounds.

(His accounts of these two emergency room proceedings are both coldly clinical and harrowing. In the case of the late president, for instance, McClelland describes how a portion of Kennedy's cerebrum fell out of the gaping wound in his skull and onto the operating table while surgeons were exploring a wound in his throat.)

Two years prior to the presidential assassination, McClelland paid a visit to Baylor Hospital to pick up his wife's paycheck. As he approached the side door, three black limos pulled up. A stern looking character invited the doc to step aside -- which he did -- and out of one of the cars stepped President John F. Kennedy. The new president was there to visit Senator Sam Rayburn, hospitalized for pancreatic cancer.

On a later occasion, McClelland was called in to assist a colleague with an exploratory surgery. Arriving at the hospital, he was directed to the operating room and took time to check the patient's clipboard beforehand. His name? Abraham Zapruder.

Interestingly, Dr. McClelland is convinced that more than one shooter was involved in the Kennedy assassination. According to Marian Ann J. Montgomery -- now Executive Director of PCHPS and one-time director of interpretation at the Sixth Floor Museum -- he is one of the few doctors on the scene at the time who now support this view.

As Montgomery stated in closing: "Everyone has to make up their own mind..

BELOW Dr. Robert McClelland holds the blood-stained shirt he wore in the Parkland Hospital Emergency Room on the day he and other doctors tried to save John Kennedy Randal Ford

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