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October 7, 1992

The Injuries to JFK-Reply

Author Affiliations

American Medical Association Chicago, Ill

JAMA. 1992;268(13):1684-1685. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490130069026

In Reply.  —On May 19, 1992, the American Medical Association held a press conference in New York, NY, to announce the publication in JAMA of two articles on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.1,2 As I stated at the news conference, their value is this:"For years the American public has been hearing from people who were not in Trauma Room 1 in Dallas and were not in the autopsy room at Bethesda [Md], and, yet, who have claimed to know what must have happened during the medical care of President Kennedy. What we now have are the reports of the physicians who were on the scene, the physicians who carried the primary hands-on responsibility to, first, try to save the President's life, and, then, only hours later to determine the cause of death. We now have the facts about these critical events in the words of the