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By John Klein
Tulsa World 

Retired Tulsa surgeon remembers JFK's assassination


November 28, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It has been 55 years since the trauma emergency room at Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital became the center of the known universe.

"We heard people had been shot," said retired Tulsa surgeon Dr. Jerry Gustafson. "We heard the president had been shot. But it wasn't like today. It was chaotic. We didn't know. We just knew there were a lot of people coming into our emergency room."

Gustafson was among the small staff of doctors and others on duty at Parkland on Nov. 22, 1963, the Tulsa World reported .

President John F. Kennedy had been fatally shot on the streets of Dal...

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