7 December 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

My side worse + after seeing a few cases walking. I had to knock off. During the night turning in bed was very painful + I couldn’t lie on my right side. I took out some teeth for the epileptic boy Turnbull1 + saw 8 other cases. Kept quiet all afternoon + felt able to dine at Shawpark.2 It was Helen’s birthday3 Nancy + Louise4 (who is supposed to be quarantined for measles) were there. It was raining at night + was damp all day.

1 Turnbull is unidentified.

2 It is not clear whom Dr Muir was dining with from the reference to Shawpark.

3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper.

4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter and Louisa Jane ‘Louise’ Roberts, later Rutherford (1906-1982), one of Dr Muir’s granddaughters.

[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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