Rather a dry arid day with W.N.W. wind. Mrs William Brunton1, Backrow, confined. Didn’t expect her till after 15th. She is living with Rob. Brunton who has flitted to the house above Blair the butcher. The child was born in my absence at 11.20. Message to Dewar2, Prieston, cycled there. Had my hair cut. Vaccinated 15 people. David [Graham] went to a meeting of the Medico Chirurgical Society3.
1 Catherine Lilico Brunton, later Dunbar, born 2 June 1920, died 5 November 1968 she was the daughter of William Moffat Brunton, mechanical engineer, and Elizabeth Duncan Brunton née Fraser
2 William Dewar was an Inhabitant Occupier of a house at Prieston, Bowden, Roxburghshire, 1920 Valuation Roll
3 “Based on the successful Medico-Chirurgical Society of London, The Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh was founded in 1821 by our first president, Dr Andrew Duncan. In the beginning, the main object of the Society was “communication of facts and the interchange of opinions on medical subjects and the collection and preservation of important practical observations so frequently made by gentleman whose avocations do not permit them to undertake separate publications”. http://www.edmedchi.co.uk
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]