Fresh: dull: drizzle at times. After seeing a few cases I went to forenoon service, the first time I have been at Church since Jan 1st. After Church I cycled to Bridgelands + Mill Street + then had to [go] back to the Hospital to see little Peggy Hunnam1 who has symptoms of Cardiac failure after Diph.2 Saw her again at night. Wrote Barbara3 + Nancy4. Helen5 very much taken up with baby6.
1 Peggy Hunnam is presumably Margaret Williamson Hunnam, born 5 July 1914 at 26 West Port, Selkirk; she was the daughter of William Hunnam, restaurateur, and Agnes Isabella Hunnam née Heatlie, married 13 May 1910 at Selkirk
2 The serious outbreak of Diphtheria had been running in Selkirk through most of 1921 and into 1922
3 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), one-off Dr Muir’s granddaughters
4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter
5 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper
6 The baby referred to is Esther Ramsay Harper, born 1921, daughter of Esther Harper née Ramsay of Kirkwynd, Selkirk; both had been brought in by Dr Muir in a state of crisis, see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 17 February 1922
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]