26 January 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

I was knocked up about 1 by Willie Smith about his wife1 but hadn’t to go out + again at 4 when I had to go along + see [?] Geo. Lamb2 + gave him a hypo of [illegible]. Went back to bed but had to rise at 7 to dress a boy Oliver’s boil3. Was out before 10 + saw some cases walking + then motored to Hospital &c where I got a message to Beechwood to see Mrs Thomson4 who had broken her arm. Went up there + back by Glebe + Haining. Then had tea: ran down to Pinegrove + Sloethornbank + ?. Then motored to Riddell + Whitmuirhall Toll. Then down to Pinegrove + Sloethornbank + then walked to a lot in Kirkwynd, Southport + Backrow. Dined at 8.30 + saw 3 cases after Dav.5 talked of operating on Mrs [illegible] Smith6 but didn’t. It was snowing at night.

1 Without further information it is not (yet) possible to identify Willie Smith or his wife

2 George Lamb is not identified

3 Oliver is not identified

4 Mrs Thomson is not identified

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

6 The Editor assumes that this refers to the same Mrs Smith as above

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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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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