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Dr. Cyril Wecht's 1975 Statement


I bought this book when it came out in 1976. When I went to MBA school in 1978, I gave away all of my JFK assassination books except for two: this book and Sylvia Meagher's Accessories After the Fact.



Wecht writes: " ... I must emphasize that I have never myself advocated that President Kennedy was shot from the Grassy Knoll or similar forward locations, so that this statement in no way represents a change from my previous views."


We all know that Cyril Wecht eventually changed his views on the fatal head shot. But, he never explained why he changed his mind. As I have shown in previous blog posts, Wecht freely talks about his 1972 examination of the autopsy materials, but leaves out the above conclusion.


Previous Relevant Blog Posts on Dr. Cyril Wecht


Wecht complains about the HSCA's forensic pathology panel.


Wecht has a suggestion for Dr. Baden.


Wecht's memoir mentions his examination of the autopsy materials in 1972 but neglects to talk about his conclusion that the fatal head shot came from behind.


James DiEugenio's obituary of Dr. Wecht leaves out his conclusion that the fatal head shot came from behind.


Dr. Cyril Wecht (1931 - 2024) זיכרונו לברכה

My obituary for Dr. Cyril Wecht.


Wecht fights with Posner over Connally's coat bulge.


A letter from Dr. Wecht to Thomas Stamm on the head shot.


A letter from Dr. Wecht to Sylvia Meagher on the head shot.


Dr. Wecht exchanges letters with Sylvia Meagher.


Wecht writes Harold Weisberg about Garrison.


A ridiculous claim from Wecht's book.


Wecht revisits an old controversy.


Dr. Wecht believes that JFK's throat wound was one of exit.


Wecht believes that David Ferrie died of natural causes.


Wecht makes an error on Ruby's nightclubs.


He wears it like a badge of honor.


Dr. Wecht writes that Cherami was not killed by a gunshot.



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