A charming day + just about the proper temperature. At night there was a cloudless sky. Still E. Saw 10 town cases. Wrote Jean [Muir] from whom I had a letter. Dora + Helen [Muir] left at 8.13 for Edinburgh + we breakfasted at 7.30. Made out form for Petrol Rebate + sent request for Factory locum. Took spats1 to Johnstone’s for repairs. Ordered Scotsman for Buttermere. Brought a dozen Swan Vestas. Helen returned at 7.30. Mrs McIntosh2 was in Edinburgh. Vaccinated3 Cath Smith4 + Getty Craig Brown5.
1 Spats similar to gaiters but generally smaller, lighter and often ‘dressier’
2 Agnes Mackintosh, née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk
3 At this time it seems probable that this was diphtheria toxin-antitoxin mixture (TAT) but the Editor would be pleased to be corrected
4 Assume Catherine Adam ‘Cath’ Smith (1874-1929)
5 Gertrude Isabella ‘Gerty’ Craig Brown (1873-1965)
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]