A little Shakespeare came to mind during a recent shift in the Boston emergency room where I work.
“Good Mercutio, let’s retire,” Romeo’s cousin Benvolio says. “The day is hot, the Capulets abroad, and, if we meet, we shall not ‘scape a brawl.”
It was hot in Boston, too, and people were brawling. The steamy summer months always seem to bring more than their fair share of violence.