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

Quiet thaw: no wind + mild. Got to bed at 11 + was knocked up at 2 for Mrs Douglas who had a son (Chlor. + forceps) at 31. Lay in bed till almost 9 + did not shave. Did a town list of 45 + 2 at Buxton2. Motored most of it. Felt my knee a little stiff from the fall I got yesterday. Matro Stanley3 was found by Nurse Love [?]4 in Matron’s5 room at Viewfield + David6 at once sacked Stanley + Matron will have to go.

1 George Huntley Douglas, born 28 January 1922, at Viewfield Nursing Home, Selkirk, son of William Millar Douglas, shoemaker of 55 Tower Street, Selkirk, and Annie Douglas née Davidson; the parents had married 29 April 1921 at Selkirk [statutory Births, 1922, 778/ 14, Selkirk]

2 Buxton almost certainly refers to the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Buxton, just under the Selkirk Hills

3 Stanley is unidentified

4 Nurse Love, if that is a correct reading, is unidentified

5 Matron is unidentified

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

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, 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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