The comments made by the four Parkland Hospital doctors (Robert
McClelland, Richard Dulany, Paul Peters, and Marion "Pepper" Jenkins)
on the NOVA PBS-TV program in 1988 ["Who Shot President Kennedy?"]
make no sense whatsoever (when you stop to think about it for more
than a couple of seconds). [See video below.]

Each doctor said that the autopsy photos depicted the President's body
in just exactly the way that each doctor remembers seeing Kennedy at
Parkland. And yet the exact opposite is (of course) true -- i.e.,
before viewing the photos at the National Archives, each doctor
pointed to the REAR of their heads for the PBS camera (which is where
they all said the large exit wound was located on JFK's head--with
Dulany actually pointing to the CENTER area of the back of his head,
nearer the cowlick or the EOP area). Dr. Pepper Jenkins, however,
does come close to placing the large head wound on the SIDE of JFK's
head, instead of locating it at the far-right-rear of the head only.

The four doctors then go into a room and view the photos and then they
each come back out and claim, on camera, that the wounds in the pictures
are exactly the same as what they said they saw at Parkland.

That's just nuts. It cannot possibly be kosher.

And McClelland's possible explanation for why this is the case is just
nuts too (IMO) -- because if McClelland were right about the flap of
scalp being pulled up over the larger wound underneath that
would, of course, mean that Kennedy's scalp must have been peeled back
in that manner while JFK was at Parkland....and we know that didn't

Kennedy's scalp wasn't peeled back like a banana at Parkland...which
means that there was no way in Hades for McClelland and the other
doctors to have seen any underlying hole in the back of Kennedy's head
at Parkland (per McClelland's oddball "the scalp was pulled up, which
hid the large hole" theory).

More about Dr. McClelland and the head wound HERE.

I don't know what "pressures" those doctors were under in 1988 when
they viewed those autopsy photos for PBS-TV's NOVA program, but their
explanations after seeing the photos do not mesh at all with their
comments and the physical demonstration that each doctor performed for
the camera before going in to see those pictures.

I hate to utter my theory on this -- for fear of being laughed out of
the country. But I will say it anyway:

I think it's possible that those doctors were just flat-out
embarrassed to admit that they were wrong when it came to locating the
true location of JFK's large head wound.

The photos have been authenticated by the HSCA. And the photos
positively depict President Kennedy at the time of his autopsy. And
each doctor surely must have known those facts before viewing the
pictures at the Archives in 1988.

After seeing the various photos which undeniably PROVE that they were
each wrong about where they originally said the large wound on JFK's
head was located, the doctors still could not bring themselves to say
this to the NOVA camera --- "After looking at these photos, I must
admit that I was mistaken when I said that the President's large head
wound was located in the far-right-rear portion of his head. I must
have been in error. And these photographs prove that I was in error."

Instead, the four doctors said that the photos somehow CORROBORATED
their original belief regarding JFK's head wounds. But we know the photos
do not corroborate a single one of those doctors (although Dr. Jenkins
came the closest to admitting he was wrong about the specific location
of the exit wound).

I guess the doctors at Parkland don't like to admit they made an innocent
error, even though two of the doctors did admit in the 1988 NOVA
program that they were in error when they had earlier said they had seen
the "cerebellum" portion of JFK's brain.


David Von Pein
November 2008
May 2013



Parkland Doctors Confront The Autopsy Evidence Back Of JFK's Head