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Experts confirm modern medicine could not have saved Robert F Kennedy

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 20, 2018, 7:49 pm IST
Updated Jun 20, 2018, 7:49 pm IST
Any kind of gunshot wounds are about 90% fatal.
Robert F Kennedy. (Photo: AP)
 Robert F Kennedy. (Photo: AP)

New analysis reveals modern medicine could not have helped save Senator Robert F Kennedy from a gunshot wound to the head that killed him 50 years ago, the Daily Mail reported.

Kennedy was shot by 24-year-old Sirhan Sirhan. The incident happened at the  Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 1968.

 

It took the ambulance 45 minutes to arrive and take him to the Good Samaritan Hospital. 26 hours later he passed away.

He had suffered "extensive injury to the right cerebellum and right occipital cortex", the report revealed.

Scientists from Duke University re-examined Kennedy's injuries to find out whether today's treatments could have helped and found it still would have failed.

Fragments of bullet were lodged in several places in Kennedy's brain tissue.  

"Despite numerous advances in imaging, anesthesia, and surgical technique over the last 50 years, damage to the brainstem and its associated blood vessels continues to be a devastating and catastrophic injury," study co-author Dr Shivanand Lad told the Daily Mail.

 

Co-author, Dr Jordan Komisarow told the Daily Mail: "By all accounts an aggressive and valiant effort was made to save the senator's life. Unfortunately, a similar injury would likely also be fatal, or severely debilitating, in 2018."

Any kind of gunshot wounds are about 90% fatal.

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