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"Gifted in mind and generous in heart" Top 5 Page for this destination Capitol Square Tip by matcrazy1

Capitol Square, Richmond: 39 reviews and 65 photos

by matcrazy1

This man, Hunter Holmes McGuire (1835-1900), on my picture, sat on the chair put on the stone pedestal at the Capitol Square. He was famous surgeon, patriot and Richmonder.

There was writing on the pedestal:
To Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D., LL.D., President of the American Medical and of the American Surgical Associations, founder of the University College of Medicine; Medical Director, Jackson's Corps. Army of Northern Virginia; an eminent civil and military surgeon, and beloved physician; an able teacher and vicorous writer, a useful citizen and broad humanitarian, gifted in mind and generous in heart, this monument is erested by his many friends.

It seems that some surgeons were "over-active" in public life even over hundred years ago.

Address: Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23219
Directions: Directions and maps here.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 21, 2004
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