Thursday, 11 September, 1828

Find several of my patients convalescent and will require my attention no more if they are careful. None but a medical man can imagine the pleasant sensation created by a successful case of violent and dangerous disease. It would seem that no man who has one spark of gratitude warming his mind could withhold the just tribute to his medical attendant when he found himself snatched from the jaws of death by his assistance, but it is seldom the case that we have those feelings given to us; but the reverse are more prevalent.