17 January 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Drier today but calm and mild + less mist. Adam Neil came in at 5 about his wife1 and I got Dav.2 to go out with me between 9 + 10. We gave her an intra-uterine douche + a hypo of pituitrine. Her temp. was normal but she had 2 labial antip. [?]. However in the evening her temp. was only 99.4 + I gave her a hypo of Heroin as she had not slept.3 I attended meeting of Hospital Commttee (Visiting) at which I breached the subject of payment for the Galashiels cases to which there was no objection. Helen4 + Mrs Mack5 went to a musical + elocutionary [?] recital in the Victoria Hall for the lunch.6

1 Adam Grey Neil, forester and joiner, and Christina Neil née Scott who had married 4 April 1919 at Oxnam [birth: 1923 78 / 2, Selkirk].

2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner and Norah Graham née West (1887-1971).

3 Christina Neil née Scott had given birth to a daughter on 16 January 1923.

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

5 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk.

6 This event does not appear to have been recorded in the Southern Reporter.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

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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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