The Jervis McEntee Diaries - January 16, 1883

Diary Entry:

Tuesday, Jan 16, 1883 It snowed this morning. On my way to the studio I found that a poor old woman had slipped and fallen on the sidewalk and hurt her arm. As no one seemed inclined to do any thing for her I took her to Miss De Coshrams who lives near by in 10th St. She examined the arm and thought one of the tendons was broken. Advised me to go to a police man and have her sent to the hospital. I went to Jefferson Market court house and the authorities directed me to the police station in Mercer St. I went there where they immediately telegraphed for an ambulance and sent a man with me. We met the ambulance as we turned into 10th St. The young Dr accompanying it said on examination she had broken one of the small bones of the wrist. She seemed in great pain. They took her to the hospital and I went to carry her basket to the woman she lived with in Union Court and to tell her what had happened. She made a great ado as the Irish always do, quite out of keeping with the poor injured womans accounts of her sympathy for her. Then I went down town to Dr. Shermans office and after waiting several hours I had an interview with him and got to my room pretty cold and tired. Began a little winter picture of some thing I saw on my way home Sunday.

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