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

I never remember such a day as this so far on in spring. Last night the sky was clear + starry + the ground was all white this morning. During the forenoon there was some slight snow showers but from 2.30 till 7 there was one of several snow blizzards with a strong NE wind. Everything was smothered in snow + at night when Helen [Muir] + I came from Wellwood it was freezing hard. I went down to Mauldsheugh [surgery] at 10. D [Dr David Graham] operated on Barbara Henderson for a tubercular gland1. Afterwards we saw Mitchell the [engineer’s son?] + opened a sinus in the perineum. I saw a few town cases + went to evening service.

1 I am pleased to be corrected, the entry reads “tubercular gland”. The correspondent points out that “removal of enlarged lymph glands was not uncommon in the days of tuberculosis”

[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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rumblingclint

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

2 thoughts on “27 April 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk”

  1. I think it reads “tubercular gland”. Removal of enlarged lymph glands was not uncommon in the days of tuberculosis.

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