Obituaries

Charles A Crenshaw

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1430 (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1430

Surgeon who was among the teams that tried to save the lives of John F Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald

Charles Crenshaw was a third year surgery resident at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, a city hospital, when President John F Kennedy was rushed to the emergency room after being shot on Friday 22 November 1963. Crenshaw, a junior member of the team, did a cutdown on Kennedy's right leg to insert an intravenous line and watched others trying to save the president.

Two days later, on Sunday 24 November 1963, …

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