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Short Study File #37

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The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site: Short Study File #37

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Art 32 testimony of [Major Severt] Jacobson [MD] on 07/17/70

Q  Now with respect to the wound of the abdominal area, what was its relative severity and description?

A  The wound in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen was also superficial wound. It went to the abdominal musculature rectus. Again, we didn't probe it, we don't know the exact depths, but it did not cut any muscle fibers. It was a laceration type wound.

Q  Was it necessary to suture this wound?

A  No, it wasn't.

Q  What was the extent of the injury to the head, doctor?

A  The injury to the head was a--a--apparently a blunt type of injury, a little bit to the mid-line of the forehead. It--was some swelling probably of moderate degree with some ecchymosis and slight skin abrasions. There wasn't any depression that could be palpated.

Q  Did you have occasion to check Captain MacDonald's entire head?

A  Yes, I believe I went over his head probably rather rapidly, but there wasn't any evidence of any significant other injury at the time that I examined him in the emergency room.

Q  Did you find any neurological abnormalities associated with injuries to the head?

A  No, I didn't.

Q  With respect to the wound in the left upper quadrant, can you tell us what it was? What it consisted of.

A  The upper left quadrant of the abdomen?

Q  No, I am talking about the shoulder area, or the pectoral area?

At the wound site there were four puncture type wounds or punctuate wounds along a tract, a linear track, and I believe it was in this direction, toward the apex of the shoulder. They were paced rather evenly about two to three millimeters apart. We did not probe these for depth and a--we took their significance as minor after having seen the x-ray. We had no pneumothorax there; in fact they would probably not allow an air leak in themselves, a chest leak.



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