1789 – Richard Bright was a Bristol-born physician on September 28th, who through his study of morbid anatomy proved the link between dropsy, a watery-swelling, and kidney disease, which became known as Morbus Brightii, or “Bright’s Disease”, one of the most important medical discoveries of the first half of the nineteenth century.
1808 – He studied at University of Edinburgh to study philosophy, economics and mathematics.
1810 – He conducted naturalist studies and accompanied Sir George Mackenzie.
1820 – He was on the staff of Guy’s Hospital, London.
1827 – Chronic inflammation of the blood vessels in the kidney with protein, specifically albumin, in the urine. There are a number of disorders that lead to Bright’s disease. With nothing more sophisticated than a candle and a silver spoon, the English physician Richard Bright discovered protein in urine and published his pioneering study of kidney disease.
1858 – He died on December 16th in London at the age of 69.