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TITLE
Letter to Kyle Pharmacy Requesting Oxygen, Page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_HCD_DOC_0026_01
PLACENAME
Isleornsay
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Sleat
DATE OF IMAGE
1912
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
7413
KEYWORDS
letter
pharmacy
medicine
Letter to Kyle Pharmacy Requesting Oxygen, Page 1

This letter, from a local doctor at Isleornsay on Skye to Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist, illustrates some of the difficulties of practising rural medicine in the 1910s. The letter reads in part : "The oxygen arrived here today having been at Kyle since last week. Apparently the steamboat people could not take it until I paid freight from Kyle here. Meantime the patient is dead and I have no further use for it." It would appear that the container of oxygen had been transported from London, but that the last few miles from Kyle to Skye had proved too problematic


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Letter to Kyle Pharmacy Requesting Oxygen, Page 1

INVERNESS: Sleat

1910s

letter; pharmacy; medicine

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (documents)

This letter, from a local doctor at Isleornsay on Skye to Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist, illustrates some of the difficulties of practising rural medicine in the 1910s. The letter reads in part : "The oxygen arrived here today having been at Kyle since last week. Apparently the steamboat people could not take it until I paid freight from Kyle here. Meantime the patient is dead and I have no further use for it." It would appear that the container of oxygen had been transported from London, but that the last few miles from Kyle to Skye had proved too problematic <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com ">Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>