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

Beautiful morning gradually getting duller + raining after 3. Cycled round the town. No County work. Mrs Watt (Marion Henderson1), Dunsdale fell on her mother’s door step + broke both bones of her leg clean to the ankle. Got David to help to put it up on a McIntyre2 + then carried her home. Dora [Muir] at Lauriston3 for tea. Got letter from Swift Co. saying they don’t know when they can repair the steering of the car.

The Swift Co. wrote to say they can’t get the material for the steering rod + can’t say when they will be able to send it. Bunkum!

1 Marion O Henderson married John Watt, 1899, Selkirk

2 Assume McIntyre’s double inclined plane splint c.f. Salter, S. Jas. A. “On a New Swinging Apparatus for the Treatment of Fracture of the Leg.” Provincial Medical and Surgical Journal (1844-1852), vol. 14, no. 21, 1850, pp. 564–567. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25501452. Accessed 11 May 2020.

3 Lauriston, Selkirk, home of Katie Smith née Locke (c.1843-1934)

[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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