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April 5, 1965

Official Autopsy Report on President Kennedy

JAMA. 1965;192(1):63. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080140069026

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To the Editor:—  I read with dismay in the Feb 15, issue of The Journal, and subsequently in our free press, that officials have not disclosed any information about President Kennedy's adrenals (letters, JAMA191:502). Can the "officials," whoever they are, deny the right of the electorate to know whether the adrenals significantly altered the President's health or the nation's history? It is my belief that the complete findings at postmortem of a martyred president are public property.We hear much today from Washington about "managed news" and "planted news." Now we have "no news," and this is worse, because we are left with nothing in history from which to make a start in understanding the problem. We should at least have the right to know who the undisclosers are.

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