29 April 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A very perfect day with the usual E. wind much modified. Some dust going. Nearly cloudless sky all day. Mrs I saw Mrs Henderson1 at 9.45 last night when she was still only partially dilated. Came home + lay down on sofa. They came for me about 11.30 but I did not hurry + when another massage came I went to find the child born at 12.10. Pretty good work for [a] 40 year old Primip! Today I saw 18 town cases: cycled to Dunsdale, Bogle House + Beechbank Road + then to Ettrick Road, Yarrow Road, Ettrickhaugh Road, Beechwood + Oakwood. Had consults from 6.15 till nearly 8.

1 Agnes Henderson, born 29 April 1921, at Goslaw Green, Selkirk, daughter of Edward Henderson, foreman woollen spinner, and Mary Elizabeth Henderson née Murray

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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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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