President Kennedy's death: a poison arrow-assisted homicide

Med Hypotheses. 2010 Oct;75(4):372-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2010.03.037.


"President John F. Kennedy's death was a neurotoxin-assisted homicide" is the hypothesis of this study. A review of medical evidence demonstrates evidence of a neurotoxin-assisted homicide. The convergence of three independent actions, or the signature traits of a neurotoxin-assisted homicide- the emergence of neurological signs consistent with a neurotoxin-induced paralysis, the induction of a small neck wound consistent with a flechette-transported neurotoxin entry wound, and the execution of a coverup to eliminate neurotoxin evidence, supports this hypothesis. This review suggests, JFK's death had all the signature traits of a neurotoxin-assisted homicide.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Famous Persons*
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Head Injuries, Penetrating / history
  • Head Injuries, Penetrating / pathology*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Homicide / history*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neurotoxins / poisoning*
  • United States
  • Wounds, Gunshot / history
  • Wounds, Gunshot / pathology*


  • Neurotoxins