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March 24, 1993

JFK Revisited

Author Affiliations

Pittsburgh, Pa

JAMA. 1993;269(12):1507. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500120045019

To the Editor.  —It was with much restraint that I refrained from submitting a letter to the editor refuting the statements of the retired navy pathologists, Drs Humes and Boswell, in the blatantly biased interview articles in JAMA.1,2However, the more recent publication of the Finck interview3 mandates that I respond.Dennis Breo states "the nine members of the 1979 House Select Committee on Assassination's blue-ribbon forensic pathology panel" concluded there were two shots fired from the rear. Inasmuch as I was a member of that panel and testified before the House Committee, I can state with personal knowledge that this is incorrect. Such a conclusion would automatically endorse the "single bullet" theory, the greatest forensic scientific hoax ever conceived. I have been strenuously arguing against the "magic bullet" theory for 25 years, and I testified unequivocally that I did not concur with my colleagues.See also pp