Fine up till midday + then showery. Mild S.E. to S. Had a very busy day, there were 9 or 10 new messages. I saw some 20 town cases: dressed Mrs Nichol, Miss Lunn, Miss Jenkins + F Roberts + went to Beechwood, Thirladean, Bowhill N. Lodge, Black Andro + Newarkburn. At 9 Mrs Dewar, Prieston sent for me + the baby was born a long time before I arrived1. Guy1, Helen + Dora came up from Newstead + spent the day. Bk [?] Holiday + Kelso races.
1 Beatrice Dewar was born at Prieston, Bowden, Roxburghshire, 19 April 1920
2 Assume Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]