Dr. Hunter Holms McGuire at Capitol Square


Dr. Hunter Holms McGuire at Capitol Square

Dr. Hunter Holms McGuire at Capitol SquareWHAT: Statue of Dr. Hunter Holms McGuire at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia.

LOCATION: Capitol Square, Northern Edge.

ARTIST: William Couper.

DEDICATED: January 7, 1904.

DESCRIPTION: A seated bronze figure 6 foot high in a heavy armchair on a 7 foot high granite base. Dr. McGuire was President of the American Medical and American Surgical Associations and founded the University College of Medicine which merged to form the Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia in 1913.

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Dr. Hunter Holms McGuire (Oct. 11, 1835 to Sept. 19, 1900). The inscription on his granite base reads:

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 vigorous writer, a useful citizen and broad humanitarian, gifted in mind and generous in heart, this monument is erected by his friends.

He is buried at Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.

Dr. Hunter Holms McGuire at Hollywood Cemetery

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