Macy died in Parts in 1877 of Bright's disease. An obituary in The New York Times praised his accomplishments."His energy and enterprise in business and the strict attention he gave to every detail of it gained for him a host of staunch friends," the obituary noted.
Peitzman (medicine, Drexel U.) traces the evolution of diagnoses and treatments, from the days when medical manuals were delivered on stone tablets to the era of "Bright's Disease," now understood to be a series of discrete and complex renal conditions.
When Shlenker died of Bright's Disease at the age of 48 in 1913, the Vicksburg Evening News reported on its front page, "A pall of sorrow was cast over the entire community this morning when the news of the death of Mr.