Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

An attack of quinsy

Still fine weather, still on the schedule. Light snow fall while in camp, but ceased before we left.
    Started 5.30 p.m. 6th igloos at 11.45 lunch here, 5th igloos 7- a.m.
    Am suffering tonight from what has every symptom of an attack of quinsy.
    The land has come up surprisingly in this march showing our estimate (24' for both marches) to be about right.
    A difference of 24 naut. Miles makes a distinct difference in the apparent altitude of a coast or mountain.       

Quinsy: quinsy is the inflammation or swelling of the throat or part of the throat, especially tonsillitis.

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