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Fractured collar bone

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Tuesday 14 January 1873, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

(From the Armidale Express, Jan. 11.)

On Monday afternoon a young woman named Tomkins, a servant of Mrs. Hipgrave at East View, sustained a bad fracture of the collar bone. She was riding towards Mihi Creek, and when about two miles on this side her horse shied, and threw her over on the off side. Dr Spasshatt was sent for by the sufferer’s friends, and only a short time before the messenger arrived the Doctor had reached home after performing a continuous journey of about 60 miles, from Moona Plains, beyond Walcha. Without any delay, he made his preparations to undertake the second journey, and on arriving where his patient was being cared for he found the injury as above stated. We need not add that Dr Sphassatt did all that the nature of the accident required, and hence the young woman is progressing favourably towards recovery.

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