Magazines: Where Was O'Donnell?

Each new Look installment of William Manchester's The Death of a President seems half familiar, because so many episodes have already been published, and half fascinating, because the reader looks for new or nearly forgotten details—and for discrepancies.

Installment No. 3 describes a seldom reported scene at Parkland Memorial Hospital in which Kennedy aides argued and struggled to get J.F.K.'s coffin past Dallas County Medical Examiner Earl Rose. He kept insisting that Texas law required an autopsy before the body of a murdered man could be released. (Rose last week called the account "not consistent with events.")

The scene then shifts to...

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