16 April 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dull morning but with a little rain but gradually cleared up to a fine day. Glass rising rapidly. River in flood from rain + melting snow. Saw town cases walking. David motored to [illegible], Rinkhope + Ettrick Shaws + was met by a message to North Deloraine. When he returned I motored to Old Mill Farm. Gave Chlor[oform] at Mauldsheugh at 2.30 while he operated on Mrs R Stewart, Thirladean, for appendicitis, Alice Smith assisted. Helen went to Edinburgh at 8.13 + did not return till 11.5. Met her at [illegible]. Sent Guy cloth for a suit from Forest Mill.

[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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