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JFK: The Story Of Murder And Mayhem At Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas – In Photos

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YOU can read the story of John F Kennedy’s Assassination in photos here.  This is the story of life at the Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, over a few days of unprecedented turmoil.

 

 

Workers set up Governor John Connally’s temporary office while inside an office worker talks on the phone at Parkland Hospital where the governor is recovering from gunshot wounds he sustained when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Tex., Nov. 23, 1963. 

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Associated Press teletype news bulletin from Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 shows news that President Kennedy had died after being shot in Dallas. The message reads, “TWO PRIESTS STEPPED OUT OF PARKLAND HOSPITAL’S EMERGENCY WARD TODAY AND SAID PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED OF HIS BULLET WOUNDS.”

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In this Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, a U.S. flag flies at half-staff in front of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where President John F. Kennedy was declared dead after being shot. When the end came, eyes turned to Jacqueline Kennedy at her husband’s side. Dr. Robert McClelland recalls a kiss. Dr. Kenneth Salyer, who had done external cardiac massage, says, “She sort of laid on his chest … in a sort of compassionate motion.” 

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In this photo taken Oct. 3, 2013, Dr. Ronald C. Jones speaks during an interview in his office at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Jones was the 31-year-old chief resident at Parkland Memorial Hospital on Nov. 22, 1963 and one of the doctors who tried to save President John F. Kennedy’s life after being shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. 

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Rev. Oscar Huber, C.M., pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas, visits trauma room No. 1 of Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 19, 1964. The Rev. Huber administered the last rites of the Catholic Church to dying President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. 

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 photo, Dr. Robert McClelland holds the blood stained shirt he was wearing Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 when he treated President John F. Kennedy in the emergency room of the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. McClelland stood at the head of Kennedy’s gurney to hold the retractor in the incision doctors were making to explore the president’s wound. “As soon as I got into that position,” McClelland recalled recently, “I was shocked … I said to Dr. [Malcolm] Perry, ‘My God, have you seen the back of his head?’ I said, ‘It’s gone.'” 

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 In this Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, women burst into tears outside Parkland Hospital upon hearing that President John F. Kennedy died from a shooting while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. 

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In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, people line the street as the hearse bearing the body of slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy drives past a television truck as it leaves Parkland Hospital in Dallas, to be flown to Washington.

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Dr. Michael Ellsasser of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of the Dallas Parkland Memorial Hospital, holds one of Jacqueline Kennedy’s roses, which he encased in Lucite. In the empty trauma room after President John F. Kennedy died, two young residents noticed the first lady’s roses, discarded and bloodstained. Each picked up one, and would preserve the flowers. “You can’t really tell what it is,” says Ellsasser, “but I still have it anyhow.” 

 

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Members of Jack Ruby’s family leave Parkland Hospital in Dallas after the death of their brother, Jan. 3, 1967. Driving is Earl Ruby and in the back eat are sisters Eva Grant, left, and Eileen Kaminsky, right, of Chicago. They were with Ruby at the time of his death. 

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To the staff

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Earl Ruby of Detroit, followed by his sister, Eileen Kaminsky of Detroit, leave Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Tex., Jan. 3, 1967, after the death of their brother, Jack Ruby. Ruby, convicted slayer of Lee Harvey Oswald, presidential assassin, died of cancer after being admitted to the hospital Dec. 9. 

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To the memory…

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