12 July 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

There hasn’t been a great deal doing Dav.1 says. He had 2 operations this morning viz. T. & A.2 + cervical glands both kids of a man Menzies3 at Bengerburn. It was a lovely morning but raining after 2 + I had to motor to Yair to see Ormiston boy4 with a suppurating knee. Saw a few town cases walking. Came home from Yair by Ettrick Mills + Hospital where another case of D. + one of S.5 have been admitted. Mrs Mack6 as usual has been most lavishly kind.

Wrote Jean + Dora7

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

2 Tonsils and adenoids

3 Alexander Menzies was a game watcher and Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Bengerburn [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/390, Selkirk County, page 390 of 611]

4 Samuel Ormiston junior (1881-), farmer at Hen Row, Yair, Caddonfoot, but his children are so far unidentified

5 There had been a prolonged outbreak of Diphtheria and Scarlet fever in Selkirk and evidently it was continuing

6 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, whose generosity was so memorable that her home was known by Dr Muir as ‘the Magic Cave’

7 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941) and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s eldest and youngest daughters

[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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