April 8, 2022
Birch Bay, Washington
In June 2021, I again documented my father’s extensive training as a surgeon providing his medical transcripts which showed 766 hours of surgical training, his performing 53 separate surgical operations and 12 autopsies, followed by a full year of internship at SF General Hospital where he would be performing surgery on a daily/weekly basis. This was followed by his employment as the sole surgeon at a logging camp in New Mexico for seven months. (See below link to that original article.)
SKH Note- There remains no question and all medical authorities that have examined both the Suzanne Degnan and Elizabeth Short bodies and or photographs of the autopsies, are in agreement that the bisections had to have been performed by a skilled surgeon.” Further, both the Degnan and the Short bisections were an identical procedure known as a hemicorporectomy, where the body is divided by using a scalpel and cutting through the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebra.
GHH Application for Appointment in Public Health Service
March 10, 1942
Dr. George Hill Hodel Presidential Appointment
PA Surgeon U.S. Public Health Service
July 11, 1942
As I have indicated in previous writings, I here again make a clarification and distinction on the “hemicorporectomies” performed on the 1946 Chicago Lipstick murder victim, Suzanne Degnan, age 6, followed by the same surgical procedure performed on Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short in January 1947.
Critics argue that “it was impossible for George Hodel to be taught a hemicorporectomy at his medical school in 1936, since it was not performed until the mid-1940s.”
That is only true in the sense of it being used as a “last resort” attempt as a life-saving procedure.
Prior to 1946, in 1936, it was performed as a surgical procedure in autopsies to divide the body by cutting through the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebra thus avoiding having to saw through bone.
SHADES OF DEXTER?