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

Another wild day but wind + rain less, also milder + snow all off Peat Law &c. Got my Burberrys back from Turnbull. Saw eleven town cases walking. Geo. Niven1 very difficult to manage. Saw him 3rd + had to Chloroform him to give him a hypo. Beautiful moonlight night. Helen [Muir] busy cleaning the drawing room.

1 George Niven was at 8 Mavis Bank, Selkirk, in one of Gibson & Lumgair’s properties

[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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