HSCA Appendix to Hearings - Volume VII
Volume VII of the HSCA's Appendices contains the reports of the HSCA medical panel
and its firearms panel. The medical panel affirmed the Warren Commission's conclusions regarding
the direction from which shots came (behind and above) and endorsed the single bullet theory, with one
dissenting member. However, basic findings of the autopsy doctors were disputed by the medical
panel, including the location of wounds in Kennedy's body. In the 1990s, formerly-secret medical
testimony taken by HSCA staffers showed that many autopsy witnesses gave information which
directly contradicted the autopsy doctors and the photographs, and the HSCA misrepresented their
views in this report (apparently the medical panel members never saw these staff interviews).
The much shorter firearms panel report includes information on the Kennedy, Tippit, and Oswald
shooting, and includes many photographic exhibits.