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

Was knocked up by Matron1 at 4.30 a.m. for Mr Forbes2 + found him dead. Was not long in bed when I was rung up for Craighill to see the Baby3. She has probably Flue which all the rest have. Wend [sic] in 62 min. + came back in 59 for breakfast. David4 had 2 operations- a breast (Mrs Elder5 who had one removed at the old Home + a fatty tumour of the sub-maxillary region Rev. Brown6). I didn’t wait for the latter. Saw only three town cases. Feet [? Felt] rather tired. Weather still dry. Distributed Communion Cards..

1 The Matron at Viewfield Nursing Home

2 Archibald Forbes (about 1844-1922), engine-fitter, husband of Jane L Forbes née Hardie, married 3 June 1864 at Linlithgow, West Lothian

3 Assume Johan ‘Joan’ Muir Anderson, later Chisholm (1921-2009), born 1 August 1921 at Craighill, Ettrick, daughter of John Laidlaw Anderson, shepherd, and Grace Linton Anderson née Davidson, married 7 March 1919, Ettrick [birth 1921, 774/B 5, Ettrick]

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

5 Mrs Elder is (so far) unidentified

6 The Reverend Mr Brown is (so far) unidentified

[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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