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

Snowing heavily this morning with a strongish SE wind. Fresh + slushy: sleety showers all day off + on. Did not go out till 11.15 + saw a few town cases. Wrote Dr R Allan, Ardrossan + Dr Harvey, Liverpool re Pilot1. David [Dr D C Graham, co-partner] was at Sunderland Hall. Helen [Muir] had tea at Wellwood + called at Mauldsheugh. Found that an elderly woman in Castle Street was a nurse with the Hon. Fred. Brown who once had Philiphaugh for a few months. Attended meeting of Hospital Committee + read the yearly report2. Sent Mrs Gibbons + 2 daughters to Hospital with Flue. There were 5 of them lying in one room.

1 See entries for 14 May 1919 onwards

2 Dr Muir was the Medical Officer of Health for Selkirk Burgh

[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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