8 January 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Wind raged violently all night from N.W. + abated gradually clearing the day. It was milder also in afternoon but hardly any rain. Roads drier. I cannot get rid of my present feeling of tiredness. I have always slight headache when I rise + Helen [Muir] says my breath is foul. I had a [Mild Blue] last night which worked [effectively ?]. At 2 took a cup of Bovril + some biscuits. Saw town cases only. Dav. [Graham] + I shifted George Lunn1 on to a Hospital bed under Chlor[oform]. D. was at Sunderland Hall &c.

1 The Editor assumes this is George Lunn, tobacconist, of High Street, Selkirk

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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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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