17 May 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

I was up all night with Mrs Walker, Hill Street (Jane Bunyan). It was an R.O.P.1 but I managed to convert + use high long forceps at 5.30. Got back before breakfast. Feeling pretty tired. It was a dull + drizzling day with heavy rain at night. I saw a few town cases. Paid Feu Duty + Fire Insurance. Met David [Graham, co-partner] at Dundas’ office at 3 + arranged terms of lease of Viewfield. Welsh began work there today. Jean [Muir] ‘phoned that she had got furnished rooms.

1 Robert Walker, son of Jane or Janet Watt Bunyan (1886-1975) and Richard Walker, baker; they had married in 1916 at Selkirk

2 The Right Occiput Posterior position is head down and with the back to the right side

[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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