Navigation Links
What killed Naval hero John Paul Jones?
Date:4/30/2009

aid Jones died of "dropsy of the chest," old medical terminology that may have referred to the accumulation of fluids in the lungs.

Early medical descriptions of Jones refer to severe, cyclical fever, and psychological highs and lows. At 33, he was almost blind, complaining of sore eyes. In one record, Jones told his doctor he felt like an old man. Jones traveled frequently to the West Indies. Dr. Weir says, "All of these fever-related illnesses could have been connected to anything from malaria or dengue fever, to bacteria or viruses. You name it, he had a lot going on as a young man." The naval lifestyle may have contributed to his health problems: poor diet, cramped quarters, poor hygiene onboard ship and/or venereal disease.

By 1789, four years before his death, Jones was in rapid decline. "Poor health led him to turn down most social invitations. He had a poor appetite, yellowing of the skin, swelling of the legs and abdomen, a persistent cough and difficulty breathing," says Dr. Weir.

Medical examiners at the autopsy concluded that Jones died from a type of kidney disease called interstitial nephritis, which is the description of a non-specific, inflammatory process in the kidneys. They also noted scarring in the lungs from pneumonia.

Final diagnosis

Dr. Weir considered a number of possibilities including infections, lead poisoning, autoimmune disorders, and tuberculosis. He then focused on common streptococcal (strep) infections, which can cause both pulmonary and kidney disease. Further, Dr. Weir says a different type of end-stage kidney disease, called glomerulonephritis, is more common than the interstitial variety. Dr. Weir's final diagnosis: "John Paul Jones developed end-stage kidney failure as a result of viral or bacterial infection, which stimulated the development of a form of progressive glomerulonephritis. The interstitial nephritis was the end result of this progressive disease. He also had pn
'/>"/>

Contact: Bill Seiler
bseiler@umm.edu
410-328-8919
University of Maryland Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. National Energy Services Receives Repeat Orders From Golden Living and Cathedral Rock Skilled Nursing Facilities
2. Donde West Likely Killed by Need to Control Postop Pain After Cosmetic Surgery, States Dr. Barry Friedberg, a Globally Recognized Leader in Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia.
3. Pregnancy-Friendly Workplace Is Key to Retaining Skilled Workers
4. Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007
5. New Genetic Technology IDs Virus That Killed Transplant Recipients
6. AAHSA Applauds Medicare Payment Advisory Commissions (MedPAC) Draft Recommendations for Revising the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Payment System
7. Bayada Nurses Advocates for Increase in Medicaid Reimbursement Rate to Allow More Individuals to Receive Home Care and Hire More Skilled Staff
8. Florida Abandons Paralyzed, Ventilator-Dependent 21-Year-Old Who Needs 24-Hour Skilled Nursing Care
9. The Ensign Group, Inc. Acquires Utah Skilled Nursing Facility
10. Solid tumor cells not killed by radiation and chemotherapy become stronger
11. Nations Health Care and Nursing Assistants Urge HHS to Withdraw Proposed $770 Million Funding Cut to Skilled Nursing Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 Endure Yoga is launching WOD ... athletes. This new program matches yoga poses with functional ... cool down. This program utilizes yoga to improve recovery, ... focus. , Karen Lefurgy, competitive athlete at ... before I started Crossfit® training, but quickly, due to ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 GenSight, the leading Enterprise Portfolio ... Fitzgerald, a former technology and financial executive to serve ... Chief Financial Officer. , Mr Fitzgerald was most recently ... backed by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google ... to EverFi, he was a Senior Vice President at ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... record breaking winter blizzards in Boston and the United ... climate change patterns. Earth warming global atmosphere is creating ... DeWayne Cecil, PhD, historical climatologist and former NASA researcher, ... radio show. The result is not only a warmer ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... CT (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Trail mix ... after a workout, on weekend hikes and during the game! ... benefits. Aurora Natural is proud to introduce a new line ... taste buds. Deliciously rich and flavorful selections packed with nutritious, ... seeds, dried fruit and grains that add protein and fiber ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 The 2015 ... is a professional and in-depth study on the ... with a focus on the Chinese situation. ... the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ... for both the international and Chinese domestic situations ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Endure Yoga Introduces WOD Recovery Yoga 2Health News:GenSight Appoints Former Technology Executive as Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:California Drought, Boston Blizzards Both Attributed to Global Climate Change Reports Climatologist to Fresh Water Advocate 2Health News:California Drought, Boston Blizzards Both Attributed to Global Climate Change Reports Climatologist to Fresh Water Advocate 3Health News:Aurora Product, Inc. Introduces New Line of Specialty Trail Mixes 2Health News:Glutathione Industry International and China Market Analysis Report 2015-2020 2Health News:Glutathione Industry International and China Market Analysis Report 2015-2020 3
... David and Lucile Packard Foundation,announce new projects supporting ... WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 The Robert Wood Johnson,Foundation ... (Packard),each announced grant projects today that will considerably ... of the nation,s most pressing health care,problems are ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: GXYF), a leading developer and marketer ... food,products, today announced that it will host an investor ... for the 2008 fiscal year at,11:00 a.m. EST on ... its,operating results before the market opens the same day., ...
... seek restatement of Beth Israel Deaconess,Medical Center audit, ... director Stephen Chubb should apply the same Sarbanes-Oxley,standards ... traded,companies to his role on the board of ... Center (BIDMC), according to labor group 1199,SEIU United ...
... Register Now - Space is Limited, BOSTON, Feb. ... an innovative and timely,course that will be presented under ... The course, which will be held,at the Omni Parker ... is a,follow-up to a successful 2006 event that attracted ...
... in a large, multi-institutional study comparing the accuracy of ... the characterization of lung nodules found that PET was ... nodule was malignant. , CT and PET have been ... benign or malignant, said James W. Fletcher, professor of ...
... Quarter 2008 Sees 52 Percent Increase in Sales from Same ... ... Greenway Medical Technologies,Inc., a leading provider of integrated electronic health records ... its second quarter of fiscal 2008, ending,December 31, 2007, were up ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Foundations to Strengthen State Health Care Reform Advocacy 2Health News:Foundations to Strengthen State Health Care Reform Advocacy 3Health News:Foundations to Strengthen State Health Care Reform Advocacy 4Health News:Galaxy Nutritional Foods Announces Third Quarter FY2008 Earnings Conference Call for Friday, February 8, 2008 2Health News:Charles River Laboratories International Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU 2Health News:Innovative eHealth Course to Take Place March 28-30 in Boston, Massachusetts 2Health News:PET outperforms CT in characterization of lung nodules 2Health News:Greenway Medical Technologies Continues Record Setting Growth 2Health News:Greenway Medical Technologies Continues Record Setting Growth 3Health News:Greenway Medical Technologies Continues Record Setting Growth 4
(Date:3/27/2015)... According to a new market research report ... Ablation Catheter (Cryoablation, RF, Microwave), Lab Devices (Mapping, Recording, ... Global Forecasts to 2019 ", published by MarketsandMarkets, the Electrophysiology ... by 2019 with a CAGR of around 10.3% during ... Browse   90   ma rket data T ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... today announced that they have entered into ... and proprietary sd-rxRNA® technology for use in ... has the potential to result in novel, ... that could be a significant step toward ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" ... leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator ... imaging centers in China , ... under which Concord Medical Services (International) Pte Ltd, ... to acquire the Fortis Surgical Hospital from Fortis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 2Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 3Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 4RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 2RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 3RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 4RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 5Concord Medical Announces Acquisition of Fortis Surgical Hospital in Singapore 2Concord Medical Announces Acquisition of Fortis Surgical Hospital in Singapore 3
... 22 Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) announced ... Drug Administration (FDA) that Endo,s new drug application (NDA) for ... to be crush resistant, has been granted priority review status. ... Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) for Jan. 7, 2011. ...
... Kluwer Pharma Solutions , a leading provider of scientific ... announced today that the Adis journal PharmacoEconomics ... to comparative effectiveness research (CER).  CER seeks to compare ... as a means to improve patient healthcare and slow ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Special Issue of PharmacoEconomics to Focus on Comparative Effectiveness Research 2Special Issue of PharmacoEconomics to Focus on Comparative Effectiveness Research 3Special Issue of PharmacoEconomics to Focus on Comparative Effectiveness Research 4
... / MVR knife. 1.1 mm (19G) with a ... (19G) Cannula (5/bx, 1 bx/ca). State-of-the-art manufacturing and ... and precise. Sure grip handles have a ridge ... a fluid tight incision for self-sealing wounds. Gauge ...
For use in cleaning soft contact lenses. Sensitive Eyes daily cleaner loosens and removes accumulations of film, deposits, and debris from soft contact lenses. Use with heat, chemical, and hydrogen p...
Complete Blink-N-Clean lens drops cleans and clears lenses in a blink. It is a unique blend of gentle to the eye ingredients that conveniently cleans, clears and keeps lenses feeling comfortable thro...
... Renu Multiplus preservative free ... and moisturize your eyes while ... The gentle preservative free formula ... may be sensitive to preservatives ...
Medicine Products: