Another dull sunless day cold east windy day with slight drizzle in the morning + heavy rain from 5 onwards: most depressing. Was called out after breakfast to Mrs Lauder, wife of a mugger in the Backrow. The child1 was born in my absence at 9.30. D. [David Graham] operated on one of the Lunns, Ivybank2 for Hallux valgus + I gave chlor[oform]. Saw a few cases + settled down to the accounts. Wrote out dietary for Mrs J Stenhouse3 who I find has Diabetes. A jackdaw tumbled down my chimney last week + today Helen [Muir] found another in the spare room which must have been there at least a week + had made a smell.
1 Maggie Lauder was born 12 April 1920, her father was a potter or person who peddled pots
2 Walter John Lunn, clerk, was living at Ivybank, Hillside Terrace, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll
3 Not identified, there are two people called John Stenhouse in Selkirk in the 1920 Valuation Roll
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]