West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Joseph Smith's leg was operated on by Dr. Nathan Smith of Dartmouth Medical School. In convalescence Joseph traveled with his uncle Jesse Smith to Salem, Massachusetts.
History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, Lucy Mack Smith, ch. 16
"Joseph Smith's Boyhood Operation: An 1813 Surgical Success," Leroy S. Wirthlin, BYU Studies 21:2
Read peer-reviewed articles about Joseph Smith and other Church history topics from BYU Studies. Visit byustudies.byu.edu.