7 March 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Snowing the whole day almost without interruption: the worst indeed the only real snow of the winter. There was a [word deleted] NE wind but not enough I should think to cause any drifting. At 9.20 at Mauldsheugh David operated on Lizzie Neil [?] for appendicitis very skilfully. There was faecal matter in the appendix + a little pus. Then I walked along to Dunsdale, Raeburn Place &c + then to see Miss Dunn + [one or two others ?]. Lit the gas stove in my room + made a beginning of a long delayed clearing up.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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