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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VI - Page 1« Previous | Next »

Hearings Before the President's Commission
on the
Assassination of President Kennedy

Testimony of Dr. Charles J. Carrico

The testimony of Dr. Charles J. Carrico was taken at 9:30 a.m. on March 25, 1964, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Tex. by Mr. Arlen Specter, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.

Mr. SPECTER. May the record show that Dr. Charles J. Carrico is present in response to a letter request for him to appear so that his deposition may be taken in connection with the proceedings of the President's Commission on the Investigation of the Assassination of President Kennedy in connection with the inquiry into all phases of that assassination, including medical care rendered at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Carrico has been asked to testify relating to the treatment which he rendered the President at Parkland Hospital. With that preliminary statement of purpose, Dr. Carrico, would you please stand up and raise your right hand.
Do you solemnly swear the testimony you will give before the President's Commission in this deposition proceeding will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Dr. CARRICO. I do.

Mr. Specter.
Would you state your full name for the record, please ?
Dr. CARRICO. Charles James Carrico.
Mr. Specter.
What is your profession, sir?
Dr. CARRICO. Physician.
Mr. Specter.
Are you duly licensed by the State of Texas to practice medicine?

MR. SPECTER. And would you outline briefly your educational background, please?
Dr. CARRICO. I attended grade school and high school in Denton, Tex.; received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from North Texas State College in 1957, and an M.D. from Southwestern Medical School in 1961, and served an internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital from 1961 to 1962, and a year of Fellowship in Surgery at Southwestern, followed by my residency here.
Mr. Specter.
Are you working toward any specialty training, Doctor?
Dr. CARRICO. I am engaged in a general surgery residency which will qualify me for my boards in general surgery.
Mr. Specter.
And what were your duties on November 22, 1963, at Parkland Hospital?
Dr. CARRICO. At that time I was assigned to the elective surgery service and was in the emergency room seeing some patients for evaluation for admission to the hospital.
Mr. Specter.
And what were you doing specifically around 12 o'clock noon?
Dr. CARRICO. Approximately 12 noon or shortly thereafter I was in the clinic and was called to come into the emergency room to see these people and evaluate them for admission and treatment.
Mr. Specter.
Were you notified that there was an emergency case on the way to the hospital at approximately 12:30 ?
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