Friday, 1 July, 1830

I have visited many patients today and am happy to find many of them convalescent. Indeed there are few sources of a medical man's life affording more satisfaction than recovery of those under his care. No trouble is too great when he thinks he can be of service to the afflicted. And why this is so, is because duty requires him to use every exertion and the interest of all are benefited by a favorable result.