(11)  Although Mrs. Lincoln had an office in the Archives, she was not an employee. Consequently, when the materials were transferred, they were not technically given to the National Archives.

            (12)  Over the next few years various critics continued to question the autopsy conclusions. In 1966, Edward Jay Epstein, in his book inquest, related that although the FBI had had access to the autopsy report of Dr. Humes, in its report of December 9, 1963, it had stated that the missile entering the President's upper back did not exist. Epstein concluded that this discrepancy cast serious doubts on the accuracy of the entire investigation of the Commission.

            (13)  In 1966, Mark Lane , an attorney from New York , also published a book, entitled "Rush to Judgement," which was critical of the Warren Commission. Lane questioned the theory that a lone assassin shot the President from the rear. He cited the initial comments of several Parkland Hospital doctors who characterized the throat wound as one of entrance. He theorized that if the President had been shot from the front, then more than one assassin had to have been involved. Lane also criticized vehemently the single-bullet theory, contending that the Warren Commission devised it m order to explain how one assassin could have inflicted all the wounds to the President and the Governor by firing three shots in the requisite time interval. Lane argued that the single-bullet theory was not possible and that consequently only one alternative existed: more than one assassin shot at the President.

            (14) In November 1966, the autopsy pathologists reviewed the autopsy X-rays and photographs now in the custody of the National Archives. They did so at the request of the Department of Justice, which wanted to determine their consistency with the autopsy report. (15)  The pathologists had never seen the photographs previously. They agreed that the photographs and X-rays corroborated their autopsy report.

            (16)  These photographs and X-rays had become the property of the U.S. Government as a result of a deed of gift from the Kennedy family to the National Archives on October 31, 1966. All materials listed in the 1965 transfer from the White House to Evelyn Lincoln were to be included in this transaction, but the microscopic slides and the gross material, including the brain, were found to be missing. The disposition of these "missing" materials was not documented at this or any other

            (17) As more persons published books critical of the Warren Commission, more issues emerged concerning the autopsy. In 1967, Josiah Thompson published "Six Seconds in Dallas ," in which he proposed the theory that President Kennedy was struck in the head simultaneously by two shots: One from the rear and one from the front. Thompson based this on the rear head motion visible in the Zapruder film, the reports from the Parkland and Bethesda surgeons, and eyewitness accounts. This theory necessarily involves two assassins. Sylvia Meagher also published a voluminous work in 1967, entitled "Accessories After the Fact"; she further criticized the Warren Commission findings and advanced alternative theories.

            (18)  By 1968, as a result of criticisms and allegations surrounding the Warren Commission's conclusions, then-Acting Attorney General



My comments;


When it was learned that autopsy material was “Missing”, the WC Supporters said that RFK took those materials so they could be buried with the body.


The “Problem” with that is in Dr. Finke’s testimony that he was called back to Bethesda to “Section the President’s brain”.


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