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DALLAS, Nov 22, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- An exhibit opened Tuesday showing what happened at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas when U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot 42 years earlier.

The exhibit at Dealey Plaza's Sixth Floor Museum features photos, tapes and artifacts of the scene at Parkland, where Kennedy was taken and pronounced dead.

Bedlam broke out in Dallas when shots hit the presidential motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963. However, neurosurgeon Phillip Williams Jr., who was an intern at the time, said it was calm in the operating room where Kennedy was treated.

That was not the case in the hallways, he said.

"The Secret Service didn't know who the FBI people were, and the FBI didn't know who the Secret Service was," Williams told the Dallas Morning News.

"I don't know that there was ever any controversy about the treatment of either the president or Gov. (John) Connally," who was wounded in the shooting, said museum Curator Gary Mack. "I think everyone agrees the doctors did their job quite well."


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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