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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VI - Page 115« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Dr. Richard Dulany Brooks)

Mr. Specter.
Then, did you observe any wound in the President's neck at all?
Dr. DULANY. No, I just know that the tracheotomy was in and later I was told that this was a wound when it was first seen--you know, that's the best I can tell you.

Mr. SPECTER. That's fine, Dr. Dulany, thank you very much for appearing here today.
Dr. DULANY. Yes; thank you.
Ruth Jeanette Standridge

Testimony of Ruth Jeanette Standridge

The testimony of Ruth Jeanette Standridge was taken at 1:35 p.m., on March 21, 1964, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Arlen Specter, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. SPECTER. Miss Standridge, would you stand up and raise your right hand, please?
Do you solemnly swear the testimony you give before the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy in these deposition proceedings will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Miss STANDRIDGE. I do.
Mr. Specter.
All right, you may be seated.

Miss Standridge, the President's Commission is investigating the assassination of President Kennedy and all the facts relating thereto, and we have asked you to appear to have your deposition taken in connection with the treatment which was given to Governor Connally in Parkland Memorial Hospital and to President Kennedy in Parkland Memorial Hospital, and all facts relating to that. Have you received a letter from the President's Commission requesting that you appear?
Miss STANDRIDGE. Well, there was a letter came and I was out of town and they opened it, the supervisor opened it and she had the letter, but I haven't seen it yet.
Mr. Specter.
You haven't seen it yet ?
Miss STANDRIDGE. No.

Mr. SPECTER. Well, let me show you the enclosures which were in the letter so that you may be familiar with them. Here is a copy of the White House Executive order establishing the Commission, and here is a resolution establishing the rules for taking testimony. Permit me to explain to you that the rules require that we give you 3 days' notice, so that if you would request it now, we could delay taking your deposition until sometime next week, if you would prefer, or if you are agreeable to have us take your deposition, we can go right ahead and take it now.
Miss STANDRIDGE. (reading instruments referred to). Thank you, you can just go ahead if you want to---it's all right with me.
Mr. SPECTER It doesn't make any difference to you whether it is today or next week?
Miss STANDRIDGE. No; it does not.
Mr. Specter.
Would you state your full name, please?
Miss STANDRIDGE. Ruth Jeanette Standridge.
Mr. Specter.
What is your occupation or profession?
Miss STANDRIDGE. Head nurse of the emergency rooms.
Mr. Specter.
At what hospital?
Miss STANDRIDGE. Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Specter.
What were your duties on November 22, 1963?

Miss STANDRIDGE. I was working as charge nurse in the major surgery area in Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Mr. SPECTER. And did you receive notification that the President of the United States was en route to Parkland Hospital?
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