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People who died from Pleurisy

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  • Uriah Lewis Beightol (1836 - 1916)
  • Samson Paul (1778 - 1816)
    Samson, about the year 1814, obtained a local notoriety for killing a panther with a fishing spear, off a grassy point in the town of Bolton. It was at the time of the breaking up of the ice in the spr...
  • George Allen, Sr. (1820 - 1902)
    son of George & Mary (Nelson) Allen* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Sep 6 2017, 0:56:49 UTC
  • Friedrich Bayer (1825 - 1880)
    Friedrich Bayer (6 June 1825 in Barmen now to Wuppertal – 6 May 1880 in Würzburg) was the founder of what would become Bayer, a German chemical and pharmaceutical company. He founded the dyestuff fac...
  • Charlemagne (742 - 814)
    Charlemagne (English: Charles the Great, German: Karl der Grosse, French: Charles le Grand, Latin: Carolus Magnus, Dutch: Karel de Grote), King of Neustria (768-771), King of the Franks (771-814), King...

Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleurae, the membranes of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. There are many possible causes of pleurisy but viral infections spreading from the lungs to the pleural cavity are the most common. The inflamed pleural layers rub against each other every time the lungs expand to breathe in air. This can cause sharp pain when breathing, also called pleuritic chest pain. The condition may either be primary or secondary and is often associated with a pleural effusion.