9 June 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

There wasn’t a speck of cloud the whole day + the wind (E) was slight. The world was looking its very best. Unfortunately I was not + a very severe Coryza developed. I felt so seedy that I went to bed in the afternoon. In the morning I cycled to Fairnilee E Lodge + Faldonside taking the “Vibrator” to Cath. Duff1. I stuck up a notice on the Surgery door that I wouldn’t see anyone.

1 Dr Muir had previously been treating Cath. Duff with Heroin, see diary entry for 7 June 1920

[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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