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‘The Parkland Doctors’: the men who tried to save JFK’s life


Last week, I gave $63 on Indiegogo to support completion of this documentary, “The Parkland Doctors.” I hope you will do the same. Bringing together all these doctors to recount their experience in simple factual style will help complete and clarify the historical record of JFK’s assassination.

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Let’s hear from ‘The Parkland Doctors;’ documentary seeks crowdfunding


I gave $63 on Indiegogo to support completion of this documentary, “The Parkland Doctors,” and so should you. Bringing together all these doctors to recount their experience in simple factual style will help complete and clarify the historical record of JFK’s assassination.

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What did the doctor who examined JFK’s head wound say?


Dr. Robert McClelland stood at head of the gurney as the Parkland doctors attempted to save President Kennedy’s life. There is no more credible witness about the nature of JFK’s head wound.

Physician talks about what he saw at Parkland Hospital

A fascinating account from one of the first three medical providers to attend to President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, reported by Canyon News in Texas.

I had never heard of this man’s account before.

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Doctor’s story rivets JFK conference

He was there as JFK lay dying.

The story of Dr. Robert McClelland never fails to fascinate. Fifty years ago, McClelland was a 34-year surgery instructor at Dallas’s Parkland Hospital who was called into the emergency room to treat President John F. Kennedy after he had been shot.

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How to resolve the contradictions in the JFK medical evidence

Now let us try to reconcile a classic dilemma for people interested in JFK’s assassination: how to make sense of conflicting scientific evidence.

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JFK doctor explains: ‘It was not just a single shooter’

Dr. Robert McClelland speaks in McKinney, Texas in January. 2012 (Photo credit: Chris Beattie

Dr. Robert McClelland, one of the senior doctors who attended President Kennedy as he fought for his life on November 22, 1963, spoke to the Rotary Club in McKinney, Texas, in January 2012.

From reporter Chris Beattie’s riveting account, “Surgeon recounts JFK operation,” in the McKinney Courier Gazette:

“His story dropped jaws and drew curious silence.”

“He reignited the wonder of any listeners who’d pushed the conspiracy theories away, out of mind. That’s what McClelland said he tried to do, but the mysterious pieces always found him.”

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JFK doctor’s views may stir ‘Parkland’ debate

This should be fascinating event.

On Tuesday, the Sixth Floor Museum will hosting “Parkland Hospital: Trauma Room One Reunion,” featuring appearances by two doctors who treated President Kennedy after he was fatally wounded on November 22, 1963.

They are Dr. Ronald C. Jones and Dr. Robert N. McClelland.

With the Oct. 4 release of Tom Hanks’ “Parkland,” a motion picture about the hospital where President Kennedy died, the debate about the causes of JFK’s death will be revisited again.

The movie, starring Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, and Zac Efron depicts JFK’s death as the work of a lone assassin.

Dr. McClelland disagrees. He has said publicly that his observations of JFK’s wounds convinced him that the president was shot from two different directions and thus was the victim of a conspiracy.

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What did JFK’s doctors think about his wounds?

The first senior physician to attend President Kennedy after he was fatally wounded in Dallas on November 22, 1963, was Dr. Robert McClelland of Parkland Hospital. By any standard, he is a credible witness. Read more