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]