4 November 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

I kept my bed today in an attempt to abort a Coryza in which I succeeded fairly well. I took cough mixt. + Terpine [?] every 4 hours + included “Metona”, a bottle of which Mrs Dees1 had given me. It appears to be chiefly Menthol + Eucalyptus. David came in several times. Mrs T Brown2, on whom he did a gastro enterostomy, is very ill + he [Dr Graham] is practically staying at Viewfield3. He went down to Faldonside4. It was another sunless day + some rain at night.

1 Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, wife of the new (1920) tenant at Faldonside

2 Mary Ritchie Brown née Johnstone or Johnston (1876-1920), the wife of Tom Brown, watchmaker

3 Viewfield, the Muir and Graham co-partnery’s new (1920) cottage hospital

4 Presumably to see Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920), daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside; she had been involved in a car accident near Berrybush while travelling between the Gordon Arms and Tushielaw

[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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