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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VI - Page 73« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Dr. Adolph Hartung , Jr. Giesecke)

Mr. Specter.
Are you duly licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas?
Mr. Specter.
Are you board-certified?
Dr. GIESECKE. No, sir.
Mr. Specter.
Are you working for board-certification ?
Mr. Specter.
Will you outline briefly your educational background, please?
Dr. GIESECKE. I graduated--how far back do you want me to go?
Mr. Specter.
Start with college, graduation from college, if you would, please.
Dr. GIESECKE. I was on an accelerated plan through the University of Texas but have no college degree. I matriculated to medical school in 1953, September 1953, graduated May 30, 1957, from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Tex. I did my internship at William Beaumont Army Hospital at El Paso, following which I served 24 months on active duty in the Army as an aviation medical officer. I was stationed primarily at the Presidio at San Francisco, Calif. Upon discharge from the Army, I came to Parkland Hospital, completed a 3-year residency in anesthesiology in July 1963. Since that time I have been an assistant professor on the anesthesiology staff at Southwestern Medical School.
Mr. Specter.
Did you have occasion to render medical attention to President Kennedy on November 22, 1963 ?

Mr. SPECTER. Will you outline the circumstances under which you were called into that matter?
Dr. GIESECKE. I was eating lunch in the cafeteria when Dr. Jenkins approached the table and told me that the President had been shot and asked me to bring some resuscitative equipment from the operating room to the emergency room, which I did.
Mr. SPECTER. And at what time did you arrive at the emergency room, approximately ?
Dr. GIESECKE. Can I look and see when I induced the Governor?
Mr. SPECTER. Yes. May the record show that Dr. Giesecke is now referring to a letter from A. H. Giesecke, Jr., M.D., to Mr. C. J. Price, administrator, dated November 25, 1963, which I will ask the reporter to mark as "Dr. Giesecke's Exhibit No. 1."
(Instrument referred to marked by the reporter as "Dr. Giesecke Exhibit No. 1," for identification. )
Mr. Specter.
Let me ask you a question or two, first about this, Dr. Giesecke, to qualify--is this a copy of the report which you submitted to Mr. Price?
Dr. GIESECKE. Yes, that is a real copy.
Mr. Specter.
And all the facts contained in this report are true and correct?
Mr. Specter.
And do they concern the treatment which was rendered by you to President Kennedy and Governor Connally?
Dr. GIESECKE. That's correct.

Mr. SPECTER. Now, refer to that if you wish, if it will help you answer the last question.
Dr. GIESECKE. I arrived in the emergency room at 12:40 p.m., between 12:40 and 12:45.
Mr. Specter.
And who was present at the time you arrived ?

Dr. GIESECKE. Dr. Jenkins was present, Dr. Carrico, Dr. Dulany, Dr. Baxter, Dr. Perry, Dr. McClelland, and Drs. Akin and Hunt arrived at the same time that I did.
Mr. SPECTER, Were there any other people present, such as nurses ?
Dr. GIESECKE. Mrs. Kennedy was in the room--I could not say--I can't say who else was there. There may have been a nurse there, I just don't remember. It seemed to me there was a Secret Service man there too, with Mrs. Kennedy.
Mr. SPECTER. Are you sure Dr. Dulany was there, as distinguished from being with Governor Connally ?
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