After Sullivan saw his mother was not getting better he went to Minnie Ryan and told her he is going for the doctor. He went to the house of a poor law Guardian for a ticket to show that he couldn’t pay. He went home to get a basin water, soap and a clean towel laid out for the doctor. The doctor was fat, loud voiced and is supposed to be the cleverest doctor in Cork. The doctor recommended Sullivan to get his mother's medication from the North Dispensary. Sullivan made up a decision to go the North Dispensary to get the medication for his mother.