John Paul Jones' Autopsy
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National Museum of Health and Medicine Silver Spring United States
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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.
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