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On 22 November 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza. On 29 November 1963, Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, appointed a panel of inquiry-chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren-to investigate the death of his predecessor. A summary of its conclusions-technically only an advisory report to the President-was published on 27 September 1964. Twenty-six volumes of related testimony and exhibits were published on 23 November 1964. These are among the very few undisputed facts about the death of JFK.According to the 888-page summary of its findings, the Warren Commission determined that President Kennedy had been assassinated by a lone, demented gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, who had fired three shots from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building and scored two hits, one of which passed through the President's neck and exited his throat, the other of which entered the back of his head and killed him. While denying that it was crucial to their conclusions, the panel inferred that the same bullet that passed through the President's neck had wounded Texas Governor John Connally.This bullet is alleged to have entered Connally's back and shattered a rib before exiting his chest, hitting his right wrist and being deflected into his left thigh, an account that is known as "the single bullet theory". Because the bullet that is supposed to have performed these feats displays only slight distortion, it is known as "the magic bullet". When the House Select Committee on Assassinations re-investigated the case in 1977-78, itsreport supported these findings, but with the concession that a fourth bullet that missed had apparently been fired from "the grassy knoll" to the front and right of the limousine. This led the HSCA to the conclusion that JFK had been killed as the result of a "probable" conspiracy.When the Oliver Stone motion picture, JFK, was released in 1991, it generated enormous interest in the possibility that elements of the federal government and the military-industrial complex, including especially the CIA, might have been behind the assassination, perhaps with financing from wealthy oil men and the collusion of the Mob. The film was attacked by a large number of critics and columnists, many of whom published their critiques before production was even complete or the movie had been distributed. The controversy has continued to simmer: while most Americans reject the government's conclusions, they are uncertain what to accept with regard to the assassination itselfPerhaps the most telling argument for the official view has been the failure to turn up "hard evidence" of conspiracy in this case, which makes the critics' position appear to be an article of faith rather than a product of reason. The evidence most basic to the official position has always been the medical evidence, including the autopsy report, X-rays, and photographs, on the one hand, and photographic evidence, including especially a film of the assassination taken by Abraham Zapruder, on the other. If crucial evidence of this kind could be proven to have been fabricated, manufactured, or otherwise reprocessed, that would provide hard evidence critics claim has been lacking. The studies published here settle this matter- decisively!The volume you are about to read presents some of the most important findings about the medical and photographic evidence in the murder of John F. Kennedy yet to be discovered. A specialist in radiation oncology has examined the autopsy X-rays and has discovered that some have been altered to conceal a massive blow-out to the back of the President's head, while others have been changed by the imposition of a 6.5 mm metal object. A world authority on the human brain has concluded that diagrams in the National Archives purporting to be of JFK's brain must be of someone other than John Fitzgerald Kennedy. A group of experts on various aspects of photographic evidence has now found that the Zapruder film of the assassination has been extensively edited using highly sophisticated techniques.These findings not only completely undermine the official reports of the American government in relation to the assassination but also support the indictment of the Editor-in-Chief and Board of Trustees of a leading medical journal in the United States and of the nation's press for failing to fulfill its obligations and responsibilities to the American people...- James H. Fetzer, Ph.D.