Tuesday, 1 September, 1830

My friend called on me for advice in a phlegmanous inflammation of the hand. I made the necessary prescription. But in a few days I was told that I had been mistaken and that it was not what I called it as some doctor in Salem had been secretly consulted, and pronounced the rose. However, I attended to it and in a few days opened it and then was discharged a large quantity of matter from it. I said nothing about it or made as though I had ever heard anything that had been said.