On my way in the train from Glasgow last night I began to feel some laryngeal + pharyngeal irritation which today rapidly developed into a rattling good old fashioned coryza + laryngitis. By the evening I could scarcely speak above a whisper + had to cancel my engagement to recite at our [?] Congregational soirée in [The] Victoria Hall. I saw a few town cases in forenoon + went early to bed. The wind went round to N.E. + it rained all afternoon.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]