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Dr. Robert McClelland on Trying to Save JFK's Life
The late surgeon's account of President Kennedy's last minutes is relevant today
A new memoir by retired Secret Service agent Paul Landis has revived debate about the causes of JFK’s murder in the mainstream media. Landis’s story, reported by the New York Times, raises doubts about the controversial official theory that President Kennedy was killed by a “lone gunman” for no reason.
Landis now says he doubts that. In 1964, he told the Warren Commission he thought the fatal shot came from the front.
Dr. Robert McClelland, a trauma surgeon who treated JFK that day, said the same thing in a 2015 interview. I think this is one of the most important JFK testimonies of the past decade. It had a great influence on my thinking about November 22. It is worth watching it in its entirety, not just in the edited versions found on YouTube.
Dr. McClelland’s account of that day is detailed, precise, and humane. His care and integrity are evident in his answers to the incisive questions of the interviewer.
[He describes JFK’s fatal wound at 40:55. He talks about the direction of shot at 45:00.]
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