Q729 Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue           Miscellaneous

FBI preliminary tape identification note: One Century Sound C-60/ unmarked, broken tape repaired, several (illegible) removed

Date cues on tape:     None

People named:

Jonestown residents:
Larry Schacht (speaks)


Bible verses cited:      None


Larry Schacht, Jonestown’s only medical doctor, tells a small gathering how they should describe a patient when that patient first arrives for medical treatment.

The basics are simple, including the medical basics of temperature, pulse and blood pressure.

It cannot be determined with certainty whether this short tape was recorded in Jonestown, but it seems as though this tape is a training tool for nurses and aides arriving at the Jonestown clinic.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-46. This tape was found to contain the following:

Instructions being given to individuals on medical techniques such as pulse rate, blood pressure, etc.

Differences with FBI Summary:

The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted June 2010