29 May 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Had letter from P B Hill of Commercial Hotel, Glenluce saying he can take me in July1.

Mist this morning through which the sun never penetrated except slightly after 6 p.m. It was therefore much cooler than yesterday but still very pleasant.  Motored to Sunderland Hall where I met Logan Turner at 10.202 + he operated on Wattie’s [?] nose removing last of turbinates. I went on to Fairnilee. Saw some town cases. Cycled to Sunderland Hall in evening. David [Graham] came up + had a talk about Viewfield as a nursing Home [sic]. Helen [Muir] was spring cleaning her room which she had to do without Bella’s assistance as Bella [Paulin, housekeeper] had a bilious attack. David was at Sundhope at night.

1 Glenluce, 20 Main Street, Judge’s Keep Hotel, also known as Commercial Hotel (Canmore ID 61189, grid reference NGR NX19756,57353)

2 Arthur Logan Turner (1865-1939), Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary and at Deaconess Hospital in Edinburgh and lecturer in Diseases of the Larynx, Ear and Nose at Edinburgh University; a specialist in in Octology, Laryngology, and Rhinology and in particular the anatomy of the sinuses; for information on turbinates see ‘Logan Turner’s Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear’, 1st edition, 1924 and 10th edition, edited by A G D Maran, 1988

[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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