British (English) physician and pioneer of the treatment of kidney disease.
ALS. 1p and integral blank leaf. 11 Saville Row. May 10th, no year. To "My Dear Sir".
"I saw Dr Chambers today and asked him whether he would wish (if I could get it) a copy of Dr Blackall's portrait and he said he should very much desire it, and as I think Dr Blackall will be plain with his nature [?] I mentioned it to Chambers, telling him at the . . . [?] Committee he might not get it."
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Fine.
Richard Bright is known as "the father of nephrology" for his research into the causes and symptoms of kidney disease. "Bright's Disease" is named after him. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1821. This letter is from a 19th century collection made by the daughter of Thomas Shapter (1808-1902), the doctor best known for his ground-breaking work of early epidemiology which charted the cholera outbreak in Exeter. Richard Bright may, therefore, be writing to Thomas Shapter.