17 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A raw damp but calm day. Was rather late for breakfast. David1 had two operations which kept me from 11 to 1. Saw 9 cases besides Hospital2.

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

2 The operations would have been at Mauldsheugh and it is likely that this also refers to Mauldsheugh, which functioned as the Muir & Graham partnership’s hospital (as opposed to its Viewfield Nursing Home), but caution is needed because Dr Muir seems to have used the word Hospital interchangeably for Mauldsheugh property and for the Infectious Diseases Hospital at the north end of the Selkirk Hills

[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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rumblingclint

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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