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Other TitlesHistorical Clinicopathological Conference: A Most Agreeable Seawolf
DescriptionThe perplexing death of John Paul Jones, famed naval commander, was the subject of the 2009 clinicopathological conference. From his mid-20’s until he died at the age of 45, Jones experienced episodes of severe fever, bronchial problems, and a period of eye pain so sore “he was almost blind”. His death was preceded by “anorexia, yellowing of the skin, and swelling of his legs and abdomen”. An autopsy performed 113 years after he died revealed shrunken kidneys with fibrotic glomeruli. Included are the pamphlet announcement of the 2009 conference with Jones' medical history and description of his death, the diagnosis list, and the manuscript of the article that appeared in the American Journal of Nephrology in early 2010. Dr. Weir’s diagnosis of cause of death is IgA nephropathy.
Alterative Diagnosis: Chronic interstitial nephritis. Reference: Weir MR, et al. Nephrol 2010; 31: 90-4
CitationThe attached article PDF is the peer-reviewed but unedited manuscript version of the following article: Weir, M.R., Bogle, L.L., & Mackowiak, P.A. (2010). The Death of John Paul Jones and Resurrection as “Father of the US Navy”. American Journal of Nephrology, 31(1), 90-94 (DOI:10.1159/000258661). The final, published version is available at http://www.karger.com/?doi=258661 (Copyright 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel)
SponsorsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine
VA Maryland Health Care System (U.S.)
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine. Medical Alumni Association
Kramer, Morton D., M.D.
KeywordJones, John Paul, 1747-1792--Death and burial
Cause of Death
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/6860