The Legacy of Dr. McClelland

On an unrelated note, I attended a lecture by Dr. Robert N. McClelland tonight and he told us his story of how he operated on both John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald back in 1963. Dr. McClelland explained every detail of what occurred in the operating room on November 22, 1963 in Parkland Memorial Hospital. The riveting story of how a calm Jackie Kennedy walked in to the room of her husband and say goodbye and how a couple days later he was doing surgery on the man who shot the president of the United States himself. It was an eye-opening experience and he even showed us the shirt that Dr. McClelland wore when operating on the president which still has JFK’s blood stains. Even though it doesn’t have anything to do with our phages research, I thought I would just share my experience with this legend in medicine.