(See Sunday May 2)
It rained heavily all night but kept fair today with a strong S.W. wind which dried the roads wonderfully. However about 7.30 it rained again. Attended Mrs R Beattie, Kirkwynd who had a s.1 [son] while I left to see Robt Currie2. Walked down to Pinegrove before morning service when Mrs Mathieson, Gala, preached.
Jean Dora [Muir] went in morning, but Jean [Muir] not at all, remarking that she seldom went to church now. I had to see Mellalieu’s baby at 10 p.m. I fear it has Tabes mesenterica3.
1 Not identified
2 Robert Currie (about 1857-1923), hosiery manufacturer, of Rockville, Hillside Terrace had been getting regular visits from Dr Muir at this time
3 Tabes mesenterica is Tuberculosis of the mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]