Thorburn position

Thorburn position

A reflex position assumed by the elbows immediately after injury to the spinal cord in the lower cervical region.
The Thorburn position is of broad popular interest as it was assumed by John F Kennedy at the time of his assassination in Dallas in 1963, and is regarded as evidence against the popular “JFK assassination conspiracy” theory.
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Thorburn position

Forensic pathology A reflex position assumed by the elbows immediately after injury to the spinal cord in the lower cervical region. See 'Magic bullet' theory.
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