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]