OSWALD IN THE DOORWAY- the blog of the Oswald Innocence Campaign by Ralph Cinque
Friday, December 23, 2016
Dr. Jim Macgregor M.D. on Oswald's injuries:
Ralph, The liver, spleen, and kidneys are, as you know, highly vascular organs, so trauma to them alone would lead to considerable hemorrhage. But, when you add in the catastrophic blood loss from the rupture of the aorta and vena cava, I reckon he would lose consciousness very quickly and be dead within 2 to 3 minutes. Jim
RC: Thank you, Jim. That is consistent with what I'm finding elsewhere, such as on Pub Med: victims with a ruptured aorta alone typically die within 2 or 3 minutes and do not make it to the hospital alive. Oswald was shot on tv at around 11:20, and I have seen it pegged as 11:21. And reportedly, his ambulance arrived at the hospital at 11:30. But, that could be just an approximation. But, that's 9 minutes in which Oswald received no treatment and no helpful support whatsoever. And, by the time they wheeled him in and an assessment was made, how long before a blood transfusion started flowing into him? I don't know, but it had to be at least a few minutes. So, let's say 3. That would come to 12 minutes between trauma and supportive intervention. It is just too long. He could not have survived that long and still been alive when Parkland doctors started working on him. I forgot to tell you, Jim, that the Superior Mesenteric artery was also blown apart. So, that's in addition to the aorta, the vena cava, and the highly vascular tissues of the spleen, pancreas, liver, and right kidney. It is simply impossible that Oswald was shot at 11:21 as shown on television. It is medically and biologically impossible for him to have survived that long without aid.