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

The first really wet day since Oct. 19th. S.W. wind. Mild. Fairly busy day. Motored Byethorn, Yarrow Terrace, Hospital, Bridgelands, Linglie Cottage + Corbie Cottage. Didn’t get tea till 2.45. Jack1 called with a sore throat. Went down to Faldonside at night. Phyllis2 slept last night but had grs xxx Bromide + a hypo of heroin. At night she was fairly bright + I gave her at Ed. Bramwell’s3 suggestion 1/6 … She asked for the bedpan today.

1 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk

2 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

3 Edwin ‘Ed’ Bramwell (1873-1952), Professor, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.E., Scottish neurologist, specialist in brain injuries and shell-shock and 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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