7 July 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Early this morning the sun shone in a cloudless sky but the day was overcast with a cold S.E. to E. wind. I twice had to warm myself at the Smoke room fire. Called for Mrs Geo. Douglas + saw her little twin boys1. Saw Miss Dunn2 who was looking very poorly but was better at night. Cycled to Curror Street, Ashybank (Tina Steele3, whose appendicitis wound is healed), Hospital, Knowepark + Elmrow. Dav. [Graham] came in from child welfare + we went over all the cases. Called at Viewfield + saw Miss Wright, John …, John Gray, Jane Johnstone, John Geddes (who had come down to get his hand dressed) + Mrs Taylor, a Newcastleton lady from Fairnilee [?] sent by Ed. Bramwell4.

1 Assume Robert Henderson Douglas (1920-?1967) and Clive Romanes Douglas (1920-) [Sources: 778/ 73 and 778/ 74 both Selkirk, 1920]

2 Unidentified

3 Miss Christina Steele, tenant occupier of a house at Ashybank, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll VR007900012

4 Edwin ‘Ed’ Bramwell (1873-1952), Professor, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.E., Scottish neurologist, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 1933 to 1935

[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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