A very severe Coryza1 developed during the night + I had a miserable time. Kept my room + mostly in bed but managed to get on with the Summary cards2. David3 came in twice. There was not a good deal doing.
1 Coryza is the Common cold
2 The Muir and Graham medical co-partnership had changed its administration and Dr Muir was undertaking onerous work on record cards which included the so-called Summary cards
3 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]