22 June 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A sunless rather chilly day with S.W. wind: slight shower in forenoon and again at night. Baptie heard a peel of thunder. Walked to Tower Street + Castle Street + down to Raeburn Place where I gave Mrs Hall Chloroform for D. [Dr David Graham, co-partner] to curette which however he did not carry out as the uterus was distended. We then went in the Swift [car] to Lewinshope + removed tonsils + adenoids from Nelly Stewart + on to Dryhope returning by Newarkburn about 2. I was in the house till service except going down to see Bella Henderson. Jack, Nancy + the Birches came to supper. They had motored to Brampton [?] to see horses [?].

[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

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