10 February 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A very rough day with torrential rain in the morning and a N.W. gale at night. Ettrick in top flood. Got out pretty sharp + saw town cases + then motored to Dunsdale, Yair, Bogle House (where I failed to pass the stomach tube of Peter Peden1) + Bowhill. Saw one or two more after lunch in town. Wrote some letters to Jean, Dora, Guy2 + Agnes Durnford. Went back to Yair at night. Dubs3 pretty weak.

1 Peter Peden, labourer, was at the Bogle House, Fairnilee, Caddonfoot, 1920 Valuation Roll

2 Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

3 Frank Albert or F A Dubs (1860-1920), engineer and locomotive builder, later of ‘private means’ with nine servants [source: 1911 census]; born Anderston, Glasgow but retired 1902 and latterly staying at Yair

[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

2 thoughts on “10 February 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk”

  1. I think it is “failed to pass the stomach tube”. It was probably a naso-gastric tube, which has a rather difficult route through the nose and down the oesophagus.

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