13 September 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Feeling ever so much better for yesterday’s run. Saw a few town cases and was from 11 till nearly 2 at Viewfield where Dav.1 operated on Mrs Hill2 for ovarian cysts involving the uterus. He did a hysterectomy but thought there are signs of malignant degeneration. Walked cycled down to Hospital in afternoon. Dora3 went to the Picture Ho. with Nancy4 + I dined alone. It was a nice day with less wind. Letter from Jean5 giving a bad account of Pike6. Sent her some [? A.K.H]. Called for Mrs Farquharson7 + for Mrs Scott8 Anderson1, who was out.

1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

2 Mrs Hill is not identified

3 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

5 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

6 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), Dr Muir’s son-in-law who was very ill

7 Mrs Farquharson is not identified but Dr Muir referred in 1915 to “Was called out upon breakfast to see a Mrs Farquharson at Rockville, a niece of” [Mrs Emma Elizabeth Esther Boylan nee Matson] “& sister of Mrs Boler, who had gall stone.”

8 Joan Scott Anderson née Shaw (about 1857-1936), widow of T Scott Anderson and mother of Katherine Margaret ‘Madge’ Scott Anderson who married W H Ogilvie

[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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