Q. Dr. Johnson, we ended with the December operation. I just wanted to ask you a few brief questions. Who did you call first to assist you? A. I didn't make a special call. Who I called first? I don't have any -- there's, I guess there's about sixteen doctors that are usually around, and it was a Sunday afternoon. I didn't get anyone. I'm not sure how many calls I made, but I made quite a few. Q. You don't recall which doctor you called? A. No, eight years ago? Q. Dr. Bow, then, was not the first doctor you called? A. No. Q. What time did you reach Dr. Bow? A. I don't know. Q. Had you called other doctors prior to Dr. Bow who had experience in vascular surgery? A. I am not really sure. I just called everybody I could. Q. Dr. Johnson, I just wanted to go over a couple of other things. You mentioned that this particular record in April for the April 1994 operation on Patient F was dictated approximately seven and a half months-- A. And that's what it says. Q. That's according to the operation? A. That's what it says. Q. That's an accurate rendition of your testimony? MR. CLARK: What he just said was just what it says. A. My testimony is that's what the papers say. Q. The reason is I just want to make sure the record heard one complete question and then get the answer. The records we have gone over so far, is it your position that you dictated these records within 24 hours, those operative records? A. I thought that I had dictated this chart. Q. Doctor, I am sorry, the question that I asked is, the other patients, not Patient F, but the other patients that we have discussed so far is it your position that you dictated those within 24 hours? A. No, that's not my position. I am not sure when I dictated these, but I thought that I had dictated this one that morning. Q. But on Patient D the operation was done on December 27, 1994. And is it a fact you dictated the record May 5, 1994, approximately five months later? A. Again, I can't say that that's really what the fact is. I can't say that the first dictation was not 24 hours after the case. I can't say that this is the original dictation or not a redictation. Q. On Patient D, you are saying that the dictation done on May 5th, 1995 was not your original dictation? A. I am saying it may be a second dictation. It does not have to be the first dictation of this particular case. Q. I am asking you about Patient D. A. That's what I'm saying. Q. Do you have any recollection that you had to redictate that note? A. No, I don't. Q. What are you saying, then; that this May 5 dictation may be a subsequent dictation and not the original the dictation? A. Because it's an awful long time after the surgery. Q. Is there any indication in your record that there was a redictation? A. There was nothing in the chart that showed that there was not a -- that there was no -- there's nothing in the chart to indicate that this is anything but the dictation that pertains to this chart. Q. And that was five months after the operation? A. According to this paper. But I don't know, recall waiting five months to dictate on any of these cases. Q. What about Patient B? That operation was on January 23rd, 1995. You didn't dictate an operative report until March 29, 1995, two months after the operation? A. I have to give you the same answer. All I know is that I did not, I was not suspended from the hospital. According to their bylaws within two weeks I should have been suspended. I should not have been allowed to do surgery or to assist or to participate in coverage of the emergency room. Q. But there is no indication in your records or even in your recollection that this was a redictation on Patient B, is there? A. No, my recollection is that I have redictated things because they have been misplaced. Q. You don't have any recollection whether it was in the Patient D situation or the Patient B? A. I do not know that this pertains to any of these eight cases, and many of these cases go back ten years. Q. And in Patient B there was another operation on March 12, 1995, and again there was no dictation there until April 18th, over a month later, isn't that right? A. According to the paper. Q. Doctor, you mentioned that this operative report on Patient F was dictated seven and a half months subsequent to the operation? A. Right. Q. Did you dictate this report? A. I am not sure. Q. You have no recollection of who dictated this operative report? A. I know I dictated that operative report. I may have dictated twice that operative report. Q. I am asking you, Doctor, to review pages 54, 55, 56 and 57. I am asking you to review those pages and after you review those pages, please, tell this panel whether or not you dictated those pages. MR. CLARK: Why don't you look at them? A. I don't think I dictated these records. Q. Who dictated these records? A. I can't tell who dictated these operative reports. Q. Doctor, have you ever had the situation where someone else at Nyack Hospital has dictated your operative report? A. Not to to my recollection, not to my knowledge. Q. Directing your attention to the bottom of page 54, 55 and 56 and the middle of page 57. There is a signature on those pages. Whose signature that? A. There is -- all the signatures look different. They look like any could be mine but I would not attest to that. Q. Do you have any recollection of signing these documents? A. In the course of a year in those days I did anywhere from 300 to 350 cases and I signed the charts. Now, these particular charts, these papers here, I certainly don't, didn't read them, if I did sign them. Q. And it is your position and you expect this panel and you want this panel to believe that someone else dictated these operative reports, this very lengthy operative report? You did not read somebody else's dictation, but you signed your name to this dictation? A. I am not saying that this is my signature, even. Q. You want this panel to believe, then, that a four page operative note was dictated with your name as the surgeon, you did not read those four pages and someone else may have signed your signature, although the signature looks like your signature? MR. CLARK: Objection. It was asked and answered, it's the same people who didn't provide the record.