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]