5 November 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Same dull damp weather but very calm. Was called up at 3 a.m. about Mrs Jo. Thomson1, Pine Cottages. Saw 9 town cases in forenoon. Was called to Mrs Mellalieu1, the Glebe in afternoon. Came back for my bag + then got hurried message to Mrs Brown1, Dunreay, whom I found comatose with cerebral Haem. + she died at 6.30. Mrs Mellalieu kept me hanging on all evening. Came up for dinner + went back to remain till she was better.

1 Margaret Thomson, widow, lived at Pine Cottage, 6 Tait’s Hill, Selkirk [1919 Valuation Roll]

1 Judith Anne Mellalieu née Hardwick, see diary entry for 6 November 1919

1 Wilhelmina Alexa Brown née Mackay, wife of Andrew Brown, hosiery manufacturer, died 5 November 1919 at Dunreay, Selkirk, aged 79, of cerebral haemorrhage “31/2 hours”, death certified by John Stewart Muir M.B.

[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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