(attended to throat wound; "Dr.
inserted a cuffed endotracheal tube past the injury, inflated the cuff, and connected it to a Bennett machine to assist in respiration.
treated the President's known adrenal insufficiency by administering hydrocortisone.
Dr. James Carrico
The first physician to see the President was Dr. James Carrico
, a Resident in General Surgery.
noted the President to have slow, agenal respiratory efforts.
could hear a heartbeat but found no pulse or blood pressure to be present.
Two external wounds, one in the lower third of the anterior neck, the other in the occipital region of the skull, were noted.
Through the head wound, blood and brain were extruding.
inserted a cuffed endotracheal tube.
While doing so, he
noted a ragged wound of the trachea immediately below the larynx.
On my arrival in the emergency operating room at approximately 1230 I found that Doctors Carrico and/or Delaney had begun resuscitative efforts by introducing an orotracheal tube, connecting it for controlled ventilation to a Bennett intermittent positive pressure breathing apparatus.