A wretched day with cold N.E. wind + almost constant rain. I walked to Viewfield, Castle Street, W: Port + Forest Mill where I got a message to McWilliam, Glebe Terrace1 (found a boy with S.2), [illegible], Cannon Street, Dunsdale, Hospital, [and] Goslaw Green. Was in the house all afternoon. Did some work at Summary cards.
1 Assume Robert James McWilliam (1917-1983) though he had an older brother John McWilliam (1906-1986) the Editor suspects that the latter would not be described as a boy in Dr Muir’s world.
2 This is another sign that the outbreak of Diphtheria and Scarlet fever in Selkirkshire through 1921 and early 1922 was not yet over.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]