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Bright, Richard,

1789–1858, English physician. In London he was the leading consultant of his time, and he contributed many important clinical observations. He was the author of the significant Reports of Medical Cases (Vol. I, 1827). This contained his description of certain forms of nephritisnephritis
, inflammation of the kidney. The earliest finding is within the renal capillaries (glomeruli); interstitial edema is typically followed by interstitial infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils, and a small number of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
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, or kidney disease, known generally as Bright's disease, and of dropsy resulting from kidney disease, as distinct from cardiac dropsy. Bright was a physician at Guy's Hospital.
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Officials: Dan Palami, Hans Michael Weiss, Edwin Cabalida, Edzel Bracamonte, Patrick Ace Bright, Richard Pacana, Josef Malinay, Walfred Javier, Antonio Peneredondo, Chester Benedict Pelino, Rolando Pinero, Cedelf Tupaz.
He said, 'Charming, compassionate and bright, Richard was one of the Parachute Regiment's rising stars.