An outstanding investigation of the medical evidence in the JFK assassination told
in a gripping fashion. He presents his data in the chronological order he found it,
and he reconstructs his theories to accommodate the accumulating evidence. It shows
the value of a working hypothesis in leading to new sources of evidence. His final
hypothesis, which he supports with lots of facts, is that Kennedy's body was altered
to remove bullet fragments and to change the wounds to eliminate evidence of shots
fired from the front and to make it seem he was shot only from the back by a single
assassin. The hypothesis explains how the doctors in Dallas could describe the wounds
differently than the autopsy doctors in Bethesda, Maryland, and how the Warren
Commission by relying on the autopsy report as the best legal evidence, could,
without being part of a cover-up conspiracy, conclude that JFK was shot only from
the rear by Oswald. All of this is thoroughly developed and convincingly demonstrated.
Much less thorough is the last part of the book where he speculates as to how, when,
and where the body was altered. He says virtually nothing about who was involved or
why they did it. These questions deserve the same kind of thorough investigation as
he gave to the question of the body having been altered.
Year Read: 1983
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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