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]