A neuroforensic analysis of the wounds of President John F. Kennedy: Part 2 - A study of the available evidence, eyewitness correlations, analysis, and conclusions

Michael L. Levy, Daniel Sullivan, Rodrick Faccio, Robert G. Grossman, James T. Goodrich, Patrick J. Kelly, Edward R. Laws, Larry Sturdivan

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A SUBSTANTIAL BODY of literature exists surrounding the assassination and subsequent pathological examination of President John F. Kennedy. In the first part of this series, we provided a previously undocumented eyewitness account by a neurosurgeon of what transpired in Trauma Room 1 of Parkland Memorial Hospital on November 22, 1963. The current article reviews the copious literature and extensive controversy regarding President Kennedy's wounds. The autopsy report, ballistics data, official reviews of the autopsy data, and Dr. Grossman's observations are correlated in an effort to provide a neuroforensic analysis of the nature of the wounds that President Kennedy sustained. The final article of the series will relate the wounds to the timing of the shots and the location of the President as his limousine traversed Dealey Plaza and will discuss the sites from which the bullets could have been fired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1298-1312
Number of pages15
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Assassination
  • Eyewitness account
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Neuroforensic analysis
  • Warren Commission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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