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

A thin covering of snow all over. S.E. + then E. Soft + streets very slushy. Dav. [David Graham, co-partner] had arranged an op. for 9.30 so had made my plans accordingly but he changed it till 3 + upset them. Walked to Goslaw Green + Curror Street + motored to Briarbank, Heathpark [?] + Beechwood. Dav. removed a small Lipoma from Mrs Alexr Dick’s [illegible]. He had diagnosed a hernia. Did not get to church. Mrs John Pringle, West Port died suddenly1. Mrs Mack + Rita at supper. Helen [Muir] lunched at Elmpark. Some sleet + rain.

1 Margaret Pringle née Johnstone, wife of John Pringle, fishing tackle maker, died 9 November 1919 at 1 West Port, Selkirk, aged 64, of Pericarditis 3 days 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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