21 March 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Sharp but very pleasant day + roads good. Motoring saw cases in Heatherlie, Philiphaugh Cottages, Linglie Cottages, Broadmeadows, Newarkmill, + Carterhaugh + Nursing Home. Was in house after lunch + wrote Eddie Miller1, Frank2 + Dora3. Went to evening service. Jack + Nancy4 came to supper. Nancy has been much more comfortable5 since I put on a broad bandage yesterday + I replaced it with a Domette6 one tonight.

1 Edward Caird Miller, ironfounder, widower of Dr Muir’s cousin Jessie Logan Miller, who had died 19 March 1920 at Rediton, Prestwick, aged 59

2 Frank Logan Muir (1863-1923), Indian Railways employee and Dr Muir’s nephew

3 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter and her husband John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior

5 Nancy had taken a fall from a horse

6 Domette Bandage is made up of a mixed fabric, which contains cotton threads in the warp (not less than 40 per inch) and wool threads in the weft (not less than 22 per inch). 2 in by 6 yd of this bandage weighs not less than 28.5 g. [https://thepharmacognosy.com/bandages/]

[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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