TITLE

What killed Stonewall Jackson? A 21st-century physician offers a historical 'autopsy.'

AUTHOR(S)
Caldroney, R. D.
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Military History;May2006, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a historical autopsy of the death of Lieutenant General Thomas J. Jackson in May 1963. It states that while pneumonia was the primary culprit, at least four other contributing factors likely played a substantial role in his death. The first was shock. Another factor was aspiration. A third factor was pulmonary contusion. The final factor was muscle death or rhabdomyolysis.
ACCESSION #
21310488

 

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