10 August 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A calm sunless day. Weathercock N.E. : dry. David1 came up from Berwick for a few hours. He had lunch here. Logan Turner2 called + had tea + a smoke. I got him to examine my ears but he didn’t give me any encouragement. He advised me to try inhalation of menthol in alcohol. I cycled to Heatherlie, Philiphaugh (but did not see Willie3), Newarkburn, Buccleuch Road [and] Hospital. Letter from Forsyth4 wanting me to mark my suit + send it but I declined.

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

2 Arthur Logan Turner (1865-1939), medical practitioner and lecturer in Diseases of the Larynx, Ear and Nose at Edinburgh University, Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary and at Deaconess Hospital in Edinburgh; a specialist in Octology, Laryngology, and Rhinology and in particular the anatomy of the sinuses, see ‘Logan Turner’s Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear’, 1st edition, 1924 and 10th edition, edited by A G D Maran, 1988.

3 Dr Muir had been attending what the Editor assumes was Fiennes William Steel (1912-1992) for a cycle accident, see diary entry for 6 August 1921.

4 Forsyth was an Edinburgh tailor (perhaps R W Forsyth, outfitters at Princes Street) whom Dr Muir visited for fittings of a new suit on 20 and 26 July 1922.

[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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