One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A disease involving chronic inflammation of the kidneys.
- ‘There was the obituary for my great-great grandfather which described his death from Bright's disease.’
- ‘He is the only person in the world to be cured of a chronic form of Bright's disease.’
- ‘Overwork and Bright's disease caused his early death.’
- ‘Resuming his legal practice in New York, Arthur died of Bright's disease in 1886.’
- ‘He is regarded as one of the founding fathers of nephrology, with his name immortalized in the eponym Bright's disease.’
Mid 19th century: named after Richard Bright, (1789–1858), the English physician who established its nature.
Bright's disease/ˈbrīts dəˌzēz/
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