Interview with Dr. William Dinkins
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

COULD YOU DESCRIBE FOR US NOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE NEXT WEEK AS FAR AS JIMMY LEE HOOKER'S CONDITION?

Dr. William Dinkins:

Well, during the next week he never, in my opinion was in any difficulty at all. In fact the night of the second operation which I believe was the 25th or 26th, I saw him, oh approximately 9 pm and he was sitting up in bed and he was talking with the nurses and talked with me. His temperature, nothing remarkable. And doing fine. You could hear normal bowel sounds when you put the stethoscope to his abdomen and so I went on home and went to bed, thinking he's fine. A half hour later I received a call from the hospital, some hospital authority apparently had called in another doctor who they said was better qualified than I was and he decided that he needed to go back to surgery.