Dead Wrong is a series of vignettes from Dr. McConnell's long career in medicine. Several of the stories involve the Kennedy assassination. He was a medical student at Dallas' Parkland Hospital before Kennedy was assassinated and a pathology trainee there afterward. On the day of the assassination he was Medical Officer of the Day in the Pentagon and became involved in the Kennedy funeral. As a pathologist he became interested in the Kennedy autopsy and engaged in correspondence with then Republican Representative Gerald Ford, later President Ford, who was the ranking Republican on the Warren Commission. Dr. McConnell's autopsy experience with gunshot victims informs his theory that the Warren Commission came to the right conclusion but for the wrong reasons. Other stories are set on the wards of Parkland Hospital and in Jackson, Mississippi during the civli rights unrest of the 1960s. Sprinkled through these narratives are lighter pieces from Dr. McConnell's career in the military, including Paratrooper Circumcision, a story few males are likely to forget.
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Published November 1, 2013
Biographies & Memoirs.