The Oswald injury.
On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. John B. Connally, the Governor of Texas, simultaneously was injured in the shooting. Both Kennedy and Connally were transported to and cared for at the Parkland Memorial Hospital. Within 3 hours, the accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested and taken to the Dallas City Jail in the Downtown Municipal Building. When the authorities were transferring Oswald from the City to the County Jail at midday on November 24, Jack Ruby shot him as the event was televised and broadcast live to the nation. Oswald was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was operated on by the same surgeons who had attended Kennedy and Connally 2 days previously. This article reviews the operative treatment that Oswald received before discussing the state of abdominal vascular trauma in the 1960s.
Barr, J; Jones, RC; Pappas, TN
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