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#1 Herbert Blenner

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:20 PM

President Kennedy’s entry wounds provide an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the forensic pathologists.

The pathologists from Bethesda documented the longer axis of the wound in the back of President Kennedy as roughly parallel to the long axis of the body. Commander Humes directed H. A. Rydberg in making his drawing of this wound.

http://history-matte...Vol16_0501a.htm

CE 386 shows the longer axis as described by Humes.

However, the forensic pathology panel presented a drawing by Ida Dox of Kennedy’s back wound whose longer axis was nearly perpendicular to the long axis of the body.

http://history-matte..._Vol7_0048a.htm

Although the panelists explicitly noted the near perpendicularity of the longer axis of the wound to the long axis of the body they were silent about the undeniable conflict with the description of the wound discussed and documented by Humes.

Likewise, the Bethesda pathologists raised no objection to the panelists who rotated the longer axis of the back wound by ninety degrees. Perhaps they were preoccupied with the scalp wound?

Humes placed the scalp wound of entry slightly to the right of the EOP while the forensic pathology panel concurred with the Clark Panel in locating the 6 mm by 15 mm elliptical scalp wound near the cowlick.

Although the panelist accepted the arguments presented by Larry Sturdivan against a 15-mm elliptical wound on Governor Connally’s back, they failed to acknowledge application of the same valid arguments to the 15 mm elliptical wound of Kennedy’s scalp.

So we have two documented instances where the members of the forensic pathology panel either played dumb or demonstrated their ignorance of wound analysis.

Crime scene analysts recognize the relationship between the axes of an elliptical hole or wound and the cosine of the incidence/entry angle of the bullet.
 

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This relationship is complemented by the coincidence of the direction of the longer axis of an elliptical wound with the tangential component of the striking velocity of the bullet.
 

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So forensic analysts have tools to determine the direction of an entering or exiting bullet from the dimensions of an elliptical or oval wound. The failure of pathologists of the Clark and the HSCA Medical panels to utilize these relationships strongly suggests that they lacked the caliber to apply mathematics to a physical problem. In fact, the Summary of the Forensic Pathologist’ Perspective on Wound Ballistics shows that those medical professionals did not have the background to solve grade school science problems.

#2 Jim Hackett II

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:53 AM

For many other reasons than incompetence the only grade any pathologist can ever be awarded is a ZERO, and F.

And repeat the course until you can get it right.

 

Exception for Dr. Cyril Wecht telling it like it is all along, but then he had no client but truth, imagine that in the face of the Coup.



#3 Herbert Blenner

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 11:29 AM

 

For many other reasons than incompetence the only grade any pathologist can ever be awarded is a ZERO, and F.
And repeat the course until you can get it right.
 
Exception for Dr. Cyril Wecht telling it like it is all along, but then he had no client but truth, imagine that in the face of the Coup.


Did Wecht explain that the 7 mm by 10 mm transverse back wound discussed by the medical panels differed from the 7 mm by 4 mm longitudinal back wound reported by Commander Humes?




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