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

David Murray still very ill1. Saw him three times, once with Dav [Dr David Graham, co-partner]. We decided to get Bramwell + found he was at St Boswell’s but couldn’t get his address2. Saw some town cases + Ettrickbank Mill accounts coming in. Dav was at Bridgelands (James Hardie3), Sunderland Hall Lodge + Faldonside. Steady thaw + snow off the streets, a very little at West Gate [?] + in park.

1 Professor Edwin Bramwell F.R.S.E, F.R.C.P.E., L.L.D., (1873-1952), 20th century Scottish neurologist, a First World War specialist in brain injuries and shell-shock and was President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1933-1935

2 David Scott Murray (d.1919), newspaper correspondent

3 Assume James Hardie (d.1922), retired ploughman, of Bridgelands, Galashiels who died after “heart disease and senile debility several years” as certified by Dr John Stewart Muir

[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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