22 April 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

2 hours of agony took a hypo of morphia. Just before taking it however I passed a little very dark urine full of uric acid crystals which I think had been causing an obstruction in the ureter. I remembered that in the forenoon I had felt a dull ache in my right side which I put down to a fall I had from the bicycle on Wed. I spent all today in my bed very drowsy + occasionally sick from the Morphia but had no return of pain. Took no food but took plenty fluid. Fortunately I had almost nothing to do having left the coast clear for the day at St Mary’s with Sam Steel1.

1 Samuel ‘Sam’ Strang Steel (1882-1961), 1st Baronet, M.P., J.P., T.D., Lord Lieutenant of Selkirk 1948-1958

[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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