Obits in Brief: Dr Malcolm Perry

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The Independent Online

Dr. Malcolm Oliver Perry II, who died on 5 December aged 80, was a physician who attended to President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital after he was shot in Dallas in 1963.

Perry, who was an assistant professor of surgery, took over from the senior resident, checking the president's vital signs and finding none but noting a convulsive effort to breath. He performed a tracheotomy while other doctors gathered to help. Perry and another surgeon performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Kennedy until no brain activity was detected and the president was declared dead.