25 August 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Was twice at Faldonside. Miss Dees1 as well as could be expected but critical. There was almost no haemorrhage + her temp. was normal. Washed out her ears. She has just got engaged to a Mr Lemon who, with his father + mother + Mrs Dees were all at the Grey Mares Tail + had the accident coming home by Ettrick2. Found Dees quite a nice woman. Asked Scott Skirving3 to come out again tomorrow. Dora [Muir] has a very sore hand with a wasp sting.

1 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920) had suffered a head injury in a car accident 24 August 1920; she was the daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside

2 See diary entry for 24 August 1920

3 Archibald Adam Scott Skirving (1869-1930), M.B., C.M., lecturer in Clinical Surgery, Royal Edinburgh Infirmary

[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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