(PART 563)


But the issue we are addressing is your claim that the BOH [Back Of Head] was undamaged as is seen in the autopsy photos. Do you still believe that?


As far as your contention that there was a large, gaping HOLE in the BACK of President Kennedy's head -- then the answer to your question above is 'Yes', i.e., I believe that there was NO such "large BOH hole" in JFK's head. No way. No how. And this proves it:


From my earlier battles with Mr. Robert Harris, Robert's theory really doesn't seem to be supporting a large wound in the VERY BACK (occipital) of JFK's head at all. Bob seems to have the large hole located at the TOP of Kennedy's head.

Now, I don't doubt for a second that a large deficit of skull bone could have been achieved by the autopsists (and almost certainly WAS achieved by the autopsy doctors at Bethesda when they reflected the scalp back on JFK's head; this is the area [the TOP] of the head that resulted in fragments of loose skull adhering to the scalp upon reflection of the scalp, IMO).

And the X-ray shown above verifies that the TOP part of JFK's head was, indeed, extremely damaged and fractured....and the top portions of JFK's skull appear READY TO BREAK APART AT ANY MOMENT, which is why it's no surprise to me that those TOP-OF-THE-HEAD fragments broke apart in the doctors' hands at Bethesda.

And it's also no surprise that some of those fragments from the top of the head adhered to the scalp upon the scalp's reflection, which also easily explains why the doctors said that very little "sawing" of the skull was required in order to extract JFK's brain from his cranium.

I'll again replay the words of the chief pathologist for the HSCA's Forensic Pathology Panel, Dr. Michael Baden:

"There was no defect or wound to the rear of Kennedy's head other than the entrance wound in the upper right part of the head." -- Dr. Michael Baden; January 8, 2000 [Via Source Note #168 on Page 408 of Vincent Bugliosi's book "Reclaiming History"]

Plus, let me add these 1978 quotes from Dr. Baden as well:

"We, as the 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.

And further, although the original examination of the brain was not complete, photographs of the brain were examined by the panel members, and do show the injury to the brain itself is on the top portion of the brain. The bottom portion or undersurface of the brain, which would have had to have been injured if the bullet perforated in the lower area as indicated in the autopsy report, was intact.

If a bullet entered in this lower area, the cerebellum portion of the brain would have had to be injured and it was not injured. So that is the basis for what remains a disagreement between our panel and the original autopsy doctors.


It is the firm conclusion of the panel members...that beyond all reasonable medical certainty, there is no bullet perforation of entrance any place on the skull other than the single one in the cowlick.


It is the firm conclusion of the panel that there is no bullet perforation of entrance beneath that brain tissue [near JFK's hairline]...and we find no evidence to support anything but a single gunshot wound of entrance in the back of the President's head."
-- Dr. Michael Baden

So, we can no doubt add Robert Harris to the list of people who think that Dr. Michael Baden was full of nothing but shit when he uttered the above-quoted words to Vincent Bugliosi nine years ago and when he gave the above testimony to the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978. Right, Bob? (Although, in actuality, I'm pretty sure that Mr. Harris has considered Dr. Baden to be a useless/worthless "liar" well before today's date of May 30th, 2009. Right, Bob?)

David Von Pein
May 30, 2009