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The Case of Jane Anderson, Portobello, 1889 - 1914

PostPosted: 05 May 2007, 11:35
by Bob Jefferson
I have just found a fascinating, if rather gruesome, article concerning Dr Hugh Dewar. Many of you will know that a fountain dedicated to his memory and subscribed to by 'grateful patients' stands in Abercorn Park.

Jane Anderson had no reason to be grateful to Dr Dewar.

The Case of Jane Anderson, Portobello, 1889 - 1914

PostPosted: 05 May 2007, 13:08
by foxy
What a tragic story :(

PostPosted: 05 May 2007, 13:10
by Jamesie
Tragic but also fascinating - its amazing how many things we must pass every day in Porty without even realising there is a story or history attached.

PostPosted: 05 May 2007, 13:50
by SoupDragon
wow
I'll never look at that fountian in the same light again.
Poor woman,

PostPosted: 05 May 2007, 17:31
by magbagpuss
that's so sad , must have been agony, you're right about all the things we pass every day and don't see. :roll:

PostPosted: 05 May 2007, 18:15
by Epykat
Maybe it was just as well he passed away when he did :?

PostPosted: 05 May 2007, 18:20
by Bob Jefferson
I believe he has living relatives in the area so I guess we have to respect their feelings as well, even though it is history now.

Re: The Case of Jane Anderson, Portobello, 1889 - 1914

PostPosted: 05 May 2015, 16:59
by archimedesign
Link dead, here's a new source.