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

It rained all night + up till about 11 after which it was fine, sunny + mild with a moderate S.W. wind. It got dull + clouded again at 5. I saw 15 cases including Sarah Rodger1, Bridge Street, Palfrey2, Broomfield (back from having his prostate removed by Pussy Stewart3), Hospital +c. Went to evening service.

1 Sarah Rodger, Bridge Street is unidentified

2 Assume Charles Alexander Palfrey (1852-1923) manager, of Broomfield, Station Haugh, Selkirk (tenant of a house and garden there in 1920 and 1921 Valuation Rolls, but incorrectly indexed for the latter as of 26 February 2022 [c.f. Palfrey, Charles A, 1920 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/73, Selkirk Burgh, page 73 of 644 and Alexander, Charles, 1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/201, Selkirk Burgh, page 201 of 644]

3 William James ‘Pussy’ Stuart (1873-1959), C.B.E., M.B., F.R.C.S.Ed., medical practitioner, consultant surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and sometime president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Born 17 December 1873, at 7 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh (but not registered until 6 March 1874), the son of the Reverend Doctor John Stuart, Minister of St Andrew’s Parish, Edinburgh, and Jessie Stuart née Duncan, married 14 May 1867 at Edinburgh. Sources: the British Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 5122, 1959, pp. 652–652. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25386853. Accessed 31 Oct. 2022.

[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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rumblingclint

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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