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(Testimony of Dr. Charles James Carrico)

Testimony of Dr. Malcolm Perry

The Chairman.
Well, Doctor, thank you very much. We appreciate your help.
Dr. CARRICO. Certainly. Glad to be here.
Dr. Malcolm Perry
The Chairman.
Dr. Perry, will you be sworn now, please? Would you raise your right hand and be sworn, please?
Do you solemnly swear the testimony you are about to give before the Commission will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Dr. PERRY. I do.
The Chairman.
Will you be seated, please?
Mr. Specter will conduct the examination.
Mr. Specter.
Will you state your full name for the record, please?
Dr. PERRY. Malcolm Oliver Perry.
Mr. Specter.
What is your residence address?
Dr. PERRY. 4115 Parkland, Dallas, Tex.
Mr. Specter.
Your professional address?
Dr. PERRY. 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard.
Mr. Specter.
Is that the address of Parkland Memorial Hospital?
Dr. PERRY. That is the address of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Mr. Specter.
Is that situated immediately adjacent to Parkland Memorial Hospital?
Dr. PERRY. That is correct.
Mr. Specter.
Would you state your age, sir?
Dr. PERRY. 34.
Mr. Specter.
What is your profession?
Dr. PERRY. I am a physician and surgeon.
Mr. Specter.
Were you duly licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas?
Dr. PERRY. Yes.
Mr. Specter.
Would you outline briefly your educational background, please?
Dr. PERRY. After graduation from Plano High School in 1947, I attended the University of Texas and was duly graduated there in January of 1951 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts.
I subsequently graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1955 with a degree of Doctor of Medicine. I served an internship of 12 months at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, and after 2 more years in the Air Force I returned to Parkland for a 4-year residency in general surgery.
I completed that in--
Mr. Dulles.
Where did you serve in the Air Force, by the way?
Dr. PERRY. I was in Spokane, Wash., Geiger Field.
At the completion of my surgery residency in June of 1962, I was appointed an instructor in surgery at the Southwestern Medical School.
But in September 1962, I returned to the University of California at San Francisco to spend a year in vascular surgery. During that time, I took and passed my boards for the certification for the American Board of Surgery.
I returned to Parkland Hospital and Southwestern in September of 1963, was appointed an assistant professor of surgery, attending surgeon and vascular consultant for Parkland Hospital and John Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
Mr. Specter.
What experience have you had, Dr. Perry, if any, in gunshot wounds?
Dr. PERRY. During my period in medical school and my residency, I have seen a large number, from 150 to 200.
Mr. Specter.
What were your duties at Parkland Memorial Hospital, if any, on November 22d, 1963?
Dr. PERRY. On that day I had come over from the medical school for the usual 1 o'clock rounds with the residents, and Dr. Ronald Jones and I, he being
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