15 October 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Change of weather. Drizzling rain all day from the east. Amos1 came down in the Ambulance at 11 + we put his leg up. When at Viewfield got a message to Mrs Harper2, Ettrick Terrace. She turned out to have appendicitis + after some trouble owing to the car having broken down at Bowhill, got David + he agreed that an operation was necessary so we got her to Viewfield + D. removed the appendix + a large very much irregular cystic fibroid. Mrs H. was over 2 hours under chlor[orform] + ether.

1 John Amos, shepherd, had suffered a very serious compound fracture and dislocation at Glengaber, Yarrow on 14th October 1920; he was “Inhabitant Occupier, not rated” at Glengaber, 1920 Valuation Roll

2 Margaret Jane Harper née Lyle (c.1854-1927), of Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, wife of John Johnstone or Johnston Harper (c.1851-1932), coal, potato and grain merchant

[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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