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

Colder: rain: some more snow on hills: heavy rain last night, Ettrick + Tweed very big. N.E. [wind]. I was feeling shivery + tired. In fact I have been so, on and off, for a few days + on taking my temp. about 5 found it 100o. Got Dav. [Dr David Graham, co-partner] to examine me + he found some rales posteriorly1. He advised me to have his [illegible word] visit. I had a hot bath + went early to bed. Went to Sunderland Hall + Fairnilee + Dav. did Thirlestane. Got everything ready for New Year in the way of diaries, cash book etc etc. Helen was at children’s party at Thornfield. Was very pleased to get a nice letter from Wyllys: also a P.C. [postcard] from Fanny McKenzie.

1 Rales are clicking, bubbling or rattling sounds in the lungs, see also diary entry for 1 January 1920

[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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