THE BACK OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S HEAD
>>> "You mention the BOH. What do you think is the case in autopsy photo BE2 (top of head), which also shows the BOH with brains hanging down over it? Are the large glob of brains coming out of a tiny 1/4-inch hole? Or what?" <<<
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
You can't be serious with this crap, can you Chris?
The "BE2" autopsy photo (below) doesn't show the right-rear ("BOH") area of JFK's head at all. It shows the very TOP of JFK's head. That's not the "BOH".
President Kennedy is literally lying on the right-rear of his head in that picture, and the occipital (right-rear) is not even in the camera's view in BE2:
The brain tissue that we see on the TOP of JFK's head got there by way of its coming out of the one and only big wound in his head, which was, of course, located at the right-front-top portion of the head (just as the pictures show and just as the autopsy says).
And this additional autopsy photo shows a little bit better the relationship between the location of the right-frontal exit wound in JFK's head and the location on his head/hair which has a lot of brain tissue adhering to it.
In this picture, it's not difficult at all to visualize how that brain tissue got on top of JFK's head (and from what wound the brain tissue extruded from) -- it got there after coming out of the large wound located at the right-front-top part of his head.
Plus -- Why on Earth would any brains that would have been ejected from a wound in the right-rear of his head be showing up at the VERY TOP of his head, which is where we see the brains in BE2?
Any brain tissue that would have been ejected from your make-believe wound at the far right-rear of the head would have been brain tissue that Mr. Kennedy would have been literally LYING ON in BE2. Either that, or somehow a bunch of brain tissue (which you say exited from the right-rear) managed to take a sharp turn UPWARD and adhere itself all over the TOP of Kennedy's head and hair. Do you want to suggest a new theory, Chris -- the MSBTT (the "Magic Swerving Brain Tissue Theory")?
What obviously happened is that brain tissue was exuded from the large RIGHT-FRONTAL-TOP wound in Mr. Kennedy's cranium, with some of this brain tissue then adhering to his thick hair at the very top of his head. And that's exactly what we see in the BE2 autopsy photograph.
So there's no need to postulate a huge gaping hole at the right-rear of JFK's head to explain and reconcile that BE2 photo. My above explanation reconciles that photo very nicely, thank you. While your theory, on the other hand, makes no sense. And you are, indeed, making the exact same orientation mistake that many people believe the Parkland witnesses apparently also made when they saw JFK in Trauma Room #1 on 11/22/63 (Jim Moore being one such researcher and author who promotes this point-of-view; although I, myself, do not agree with Moore on this point) -- i.e., you seem to be implying that a certain part of President Kennedy's head is visible in a certain picture, when (in reality) the portion of the head you claim to be viewing is really not in the picture at all.
Another way to look at this mistake that I think you are making is by looking at this composite photo I created for two of the autopsy photos:
When looking at the above two pictures in conjunction with each other, do you, Chris, really think that the photo on the left depicts the area of JFK's head where you say a large wound was located (the right-rear-occipital area of the head)?
It's fairly clear from the angles at which the two pictures were taken that NONE of the "occipital" area of Kennedy's head can be seen in the picture on the left. The President's hair is obscuring any portion of his head in that photo which could be considered "occipital" or "right-rear".
In order for Mr. Stringer (the photographer at JFK's autopsy at Bethesda) to have captured any part of the "right-rear" or "occipital" areas of JFK's head, he would need to photograph the President from the SIDE (as was done in the photo on the right, which does depict a portion of the "left-rear" or "left occipital" area of the head).
Or, if not from the side, Stringer would have needed to photograph JFK from directly UNDERNEATH the autopsy table (and also would have needed to remove that metal headrest on which the President's head is lying, in order to get a complete and unobstructed view of the right-rear area of Kennedy's head that so many people think contained a great-big gaping hole).
Or, Kennedy's body could have been rolled over and his head lifted, so that Stringer could get that unobstructed view of the right-rear of the head. And, of course, we have a series of pictures taken by Stringer that do depict that very thing--an unobstructed view of the right-rear of JFK's head (the three pictures below). And these three photos are showing a "right-rear" portion of the head that is completely INTACT and WOUND-FREE:
In short -- Chris has totally misrepresented what can be seen in Autopsy Photo #BE2.
>>> "Humes said: "And the exit wound was a large irregular wound to the front and side - right side of the President's head." [End Humes' quote] No witness had described it there." <<<
And yet the large wound is there anyway -- in the autopsy photographs, and in the autopsy X-rays, and in the Zapruder Film too.
Go figure that.
>>> "Then take a look at this next photo from the autopsy and tell me how you figure that little red spot is a bullet hole. Don't you think it would be almost black, like dried blood or black like a hole? Naah. There's nothing there. No bullet hole. Just the back of the scalp flap with a tiny little red irritated area." <<<
Which is a "tiny little red irritated area" that was determined by BOTH the Clark Panel and the HSCA to be a bullet (entry) hole. Let's have as gander at what they had to say about it:
"There is an elliptical penetrating wound of the scalp situated near the midline and high above the hairline. The position of this wound corresponds to the
hole in the skull seen in the lateral X-ray film #2. .... On one of the lateral films [X-rays] of the skull (#2), a hole measuring approximately 8 mm. in diameter on the outer surface of the skull and as much as 20 mm. on the internal surface can be seen in profile approximately 100 mm. above the external occipital protuberance. The bone of the lower edge of the hole is depressed." -- Clark Panel Report
"We, as the [FPP] panel members, do feel after close examination of the negatives and photographs under magnification of that higher perforation, that it is unquestionably a perforation of entrance; and we feel very strongly, and this is unanimous, all nine members, that X-rays clearly show the entrance perforation in the skull to be immediately beneath this perforation in the upper scalp skin. .... It is the firm conclusion of the panel members...there is no bullet perforation of entrance any place on the skull other than the single one in the cowlick." -- Dr. Michael Baden
Chris should also listen to this HSCA interview with Dr. Pierre Finck. Some interesting observations about the location of the entry wound in the back of President Kennedy's head are discussed in that interview.
Chris accuses me of ignoring a bunch of witnesses. But what does Chris do? He totally ignores (or brushes aside) BOTH of the above investigative panels--the Clark Panel from 1968 and the House Select Committee from ten years later.
And the Clark and HSCA panels were examining THE BEST EVIDENCE in the whole case for determining where the wounds were located in President Kennedy's body (other than having JFK's body right there in the same room with them in 1968 and 1978) -- the autopsy photos and X-rays.
Bottom Line (again) -- The autopsy pictures and X-rays do not support the Parkland witnesses. Anyone saying the pictures and X-rays DO corroborate the Parkland people must be snorting some funny white stuff. Or they are currently residing in Rod Serling's eerie "Zone".
David Von Pein
January 31, 2012
Posted By: David Von Pein
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