Post by Steve M. Galbraith Post by 19efppp
The evidence introduced by Steve M. Galbraith (the Price exhibits)
suggests that JFK arrived at Parkland Hospital at 12:43, making the 3
minute ride to Parkland a whopping 12 minutes!
I think this is relevant and interesting, even if Steve would rather just
insult me with his psychobabble. Did Greer and Kellerman stop at the DQ
for banana splits?
The accounts provided in that link (the Price Exhibits) as to the time of
JFK's arrival are at odds. E.g., the Emergency Room Registration has JFK
arriving at 12:38. Apparently that's arriving to the ER and not to the
Burkley said that JFK arrived in the ER at 12:43. That's not the same as
arriving at the hospital. The accounts I've read said it took some time -
how much is a guess - to remove Connally first and then get Jackie to let
them get to JFK.
Say 3-5 minutes to get the stretchers out, get to JFK and bring him TO the
ER? Rolling it back gives us a rough 12:38 to 12:40 arrival at Parkland.
If he actually arrived at the ER at 12:38 (per the registration) then that
rolls it back to arriving at the hospital entrance at 12:33/12:35?
Question: What do you base your "3 minute ride" on?
In his WC testimony, Price described himself as the administrator for the
entire Dallas County hospital district. He was tasked by the hospital to
compile the reports/accounts.
I don't know where you get Burkley giving a time. The Price exhibits start
with a letter written to Burkley by Price. Apparently, it is Dr. Clark, in
the summary that follows the letter, who first states the 12:43 time. His
signature line appears at the bottom of that summary, but there is no
signature on this copy. And this letter does say that JFK arrived at the
ER at 12:43, so one might think that was after he was brought in and not
when the car pulled up.
But the next page, which has no attribution of authorship, gives the 12:43
time crossed out and corrected by Price to 12:38. And it says, "The
President arrived in the Emergency Room at exactly 12:43 p.m. in his
limousine." Apparently the writer means that's when the limo arrived at
the "emergency room." Exactly 12:43. It might be helpful to know who wrote
that, but Arlen Specter did not care, even though he had Price in front of
him to clarify things.
Mr. SPECTER. And below that, another summary sheet which bears the corrected
notation, with your signature over it, that the President arrived at the
emergency room at exactly 12:38 p.m., with 12:43 scratched out?
Mr. PRICE. That's correct.
Not only does he not care who wrote "exactly 12:43," he doesn't even ask
Price why it was "corrected" to 12:38. Price corrected it, and he is
sitting right there. But Specter doesn't ask him. Why even bring up the
Dr. Clark probably did not write the "exactly 12:43" time, as according to
his testimony, he was not there when the president arrived. Clark told
Specter that he himself arrived at "approximately 12:30," after having
been called to the scene. Specter does not ask Clark about the 12:43 time
in his letter to Burkley. One might argue that the time doesn't matter,
but then why does Specter deal with it at all?
You think 3-5 minutes from the limo to the ER is reasonable? I think
that's ridiculous. It might seem like 3-5 minutes, but more than a minute
12:38 is the registration time, but that same sheet has Connally at 12:40,
and, as you say, Connally went in first. So apparently, these registration
times shouldn't be taken too seriously.
My 3 minute ride derives from my 3-4 minute ride, which is what I said
first in the other thread. 3.4 miles from Dealey Plaza to Parkland
Hospital. An emergency ride with police escort, Stemmons highway to Hines
to Parkland should take 3 to 4 minutes tops. I believe Greer has said that
he was going really fast, about 50 mph, which I think is ridiculously
slow. Most of the distance is on the freeway, and he should have been
going at least 60. Slower on Hines, but I still think 3 to 4 minutes is
what should be expected for the whole trip. It's not like they had to stop
for any lights.