Do sheep carry measles? Just one of the whimsical questions posed in the book, “A Doctor Remembers”, by Dr Arthur Bethune, who was GP in Newcastleton for four decades.
He describes his career, from student days in Edinburgh during the war, through spells in south-west Scotland, the Outer Hebrides and Leicestershire, to his work in Copshaw.
The book is dedicated to Newcastleton Community First Responders and social work carers in Newcastleton.
Since publication in July last year, around 600 books have been sold, with all the profit going to support the village’s first responders in Newcastleton. And so it was that last Saturday Dr Bethune and his son, David, who lives in Selkirk, and designed and published the book, were able to hand over an initial cheque for £2,300 to Fraser McLean, treasurer of the first responders, at a reception held in Newcastleton health centre.
The book is on on sale in Selkirk Post Office or can be ordered direct from David (01750 21703, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.dbethune.com/publishing).