Doctor Peters.
There was a large 7-cm opening
at the right occipital parietal area.

A considerable portion
of the brain was missing.

A fifth or possibly a quarter of the back
of the head had been blasted out...

...along with the underlying brain tissue.
When's the proper time
to declare one dead?

There was also a large fragment of skull
attached to a flap of the scalp.

The exit hole in the rear of his head
measured about 120 mm...

...or five inches, across.
Not one of the civilian doctors
who examined the President...

...regarded his throat wound as anything
but an entry wound.

But then the body was illegally moved
to Washington for the autopsy.

Because when a coup d'├ętat has occurred...
...there's a big difference between
an autopsy performed by civilian doctors...

...and one that is performed
by military doctors under orders.

The departure of Air Force One, Friday
afternoon was not so much a takeoff...

...as it was a getaway,
with the newly sworn in President.

On the plane, the White House Situation
Room announced Oswald's guilt...

...to all passengers before any kind
of investigation had begun.

The "angry lone nut" solution
is beginning to take shape.

Objection, Your Honor.

Please bottle the acid.
The three Bethesda doctors picked by
the military left something to be desired.

None of them had experience
with combat-gunfire wounds.

Through their autopsy, we've been able
to justify eight wounds from two bullets.

Three to Kennedy, five to Connally.
One of them being the "magic bullet."

Col. Finck, are you saying someone
told you not to dissect the neck?

I was told the family wanted
the examination of the head.

Oh, Christ.
Looks like half his brain is gone.
Weigh it.
653 grams.

As a pathologist, it was your obligation
to explore...