[He] had been taken up to all appearance dead, and by the accounts of the neighbours, had remained in that state upwards of a quarter of an hour; but, when I saw him, the vital organs had resumed their functions, although so very imperfectly as to render the circumstance of their having been suspended, highly credible: respiration was performed with much difficulty and irregularity; and the circulation of the blood still carried on so partially as not to be discoverable at all by the pulse in the lower extremities; nor, without extreme attention, in the arteries at the wrist, although the pulsation of the carotids, at the same time, was not perceptibly different from that with might be supposed to be natural. His head was bent considerably backwards, in which state it remained immoveable, notwithstanding his endeavors, and those of his attendants, to bring it forward. His countenance was flushed; and his eyes, which he had almost lost the power of moving, were red, and, in consequence of their not being both directed to the same object, appeared wild and staring, which appearance was farther increased by the eyelids being widely opened and the pupils considerably dilated. His hands and legs resembled those of a corpse, being excessively cold, and of a dark livid colour, nearly approaching to black. A large red streak appeared on his right side, and several lesser ones on his legs, the skin in all those places being evidently scorched. He complained of a total loss of sense and motion in the lower extremities, and of much pain in the head and chest; which last was aggravated by a frequent cough, by which a considerable quantity of blood was thrown up…He was then put to bed…an universal sweat soon broke out, which was followed by an easy sleep, from which he awoke so much relieved, that, when I saw him, two hours after, his head and chest being free from pain, the spitting of blood stopped, the muscles at the back of the neck relaxed, and the use of the limbs restored (59).