Online Collection

Dr. Kenneth Salyer Oral History

Object Number: 2008.001.0022
Category: Oral Histories
Oral history interview subject: Dr. Kenneth Salyer
Oral history interviewer: Stephen Fagin
Type of Object: Oral history
Dimensions: 77 Minutes
Medium: DVD-R
Videotaped oral history with Dr. Kenneth Salyer. An internationally recognized pioneer in craniofacial surgery, Salyer is the founding chairman and director of the International Craniofacial Institute at Medical City Dallas Hospital. In 1963 Salyer was a first-year surgical resident at Parkland Memorial Hospital and participated in the treatment of President Kennedy in Trauma Room One. His personal memories of the president's head wound do not correspond with subsequently published autopsy photographs.

Interview conducted at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on April 11, 2008 by Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator. The interview is one hour and seventeen minutes long.

The video attached to this record is an excerpt. The entire interview is available in our Reading Room to on-site researchers or by submitting a Rights & Reproductions Request Form.
Curator's Notes

In addition to this oral history, Dr. Salyer participated in a videotaped public program at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on November 18, 2008. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

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