Accession Number:

AD1065945

Title:

John Paul Jones' Autopsy

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

National Museum of Health and Medicine Silver Spring United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

In July 1792, John Paul Jones, the Revolutionary War naval hero, died in Paris, France. Once a captain in the U.S. Continental Navy in command of the Bonhomme Richard, Jones died penniless and was buried in a paupers grave in a location that was quickly forgotten. Jones is famous for a battle on September 23, 1779, during which the Bonhomme Richard, fought the 44-gun Royal Navy frigate Serapis. When Jones refused a British demand for surrender, he is remembered for saying I have not yet begun to fight. Jones later took command of the Serapis, upon the British surrender.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE