13 February 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

There was a slight fall of snow last night but it disappeared during the day. The frost was certainly less keen + wind N.W. I started out early + did the cases at Mavisbank, Sloethornbank, Ashybank, Hospital +c before 11 when I gave Chlor[oform] at the Home to Maggie Piercy1 on whom Dav.2 operated a colostomy for cancer of rectum. In the afternoon I motored to Bluecairn + Ettrickbridgend where I had to see Mrs Tom Mitchell3.

1 Margaret Piercy, grocer, unmarried, of 9 Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk, the daughter of Isaac Piercy, woollen spinner, and Margaret Piercy née Murray

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

3 Mrs Tom Mitchell has not been identified (though it may be possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published later this year) but Thomas Mitchell, occupier of house, table, joiner’s shop and land at Ettrickbridgend [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/320, Selkirk County, page 320 of 611]

[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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