Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Gerald Posner
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The Presidential car races to Parkland Hospital. The doctors and nurses tell how they removed the President from the car and examined him. The electrocardiogram showed a dying heart rhythm. A tracheotomy tube was inserted through the exit wound. There was no way that the President could survive the massive head wound. He was given the Last Rites and pronounced dead. His wife Jackie was in the room most of the time.

The President's death was announced at 1:33 pm, after Johnson had departed from the hospital. At this time Governor Connally was being taken to surgery. When they moved a gurney, a bullet fell out. This was the bullet that connected Oswalds's gun to the shootings.

Since the President died of a violent crime, Texas law required that there had to be an autopsy. The Secret Service removed the body from the hospital and all...

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