Edward M. Magruder

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Edward M. Magruder (1858-1925) was a well-reknowned physician who worked for railroads and Martha Jefferson Hospital. [1]


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Biography

Magruder was born in Charlottesville on November 27, 1858 to Benjamin Henry Magruder and Anne Evelina Norris. He grew up in the Glenmore estate near the Rivanna River. [2]


Before entering medical school, Magruder taught at an academy in Montgomery County, Maryland and then became a tutor in Sullivan County, New York. His first medical studies were at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York City in 1882 but was convinced to transfer to another school. [2] He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1884. Before thta he entered into post graduate work at the New York Polyclinic. He passed his medical tests in 1885 and began private practice at an office at the corner of Third and Market Streets. Soon he joined the staff of the Piedmont Hospital. In 1895 he was appointed as "instructor in physical diagnosis" in the UVA Medical office. [2] He carried on these duties until 1920 when his health deteriorated. [3]

His obituary in the Daily Progress was written in first-person by an author who had known him for more than thirty years.

Magruder worked for both the Southern and C&O Railroads beginning in 1900 and 1906 respectively. He held that position until his death. When the United States entered the World War in 1917, he offered his services to serve but was deemed to be too old.

Magruder married Mary Cole Gregory on December 16, 1896. They had four children.

He was a member of the Clan Gregor Society of America which sought to promote Scottish tradition.

Magruder is buried in Maplewood Cemetery. [4]

Martha Jefferson

While working on the UVA faculty, Magruder and many other doctors established small practices. These would eventually become the Martha Jefferson Hospital. Magruder became its president in 1909 and remained in that position until his death. [3] He also wrote many textbooks including the Guide to Physical Diagnosis which he used in his own classes.

References

  1. Web. Dr. E.M. Magruder Dies Last Night, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 10, 1925, retrieved May 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 10, 1925 page 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Web. Brief Sketch of Dr. E.M. Magruder, Beloved Physician, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 12, 1925, retrieved May 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 12, 1925 page 1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. Brief Sketch of Dr. E.M. Magruder, Beloved Physician, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 12, 1925, retrieved May 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 12, 1925 page 3.
  4. Web. Funeral Rites for Dr. E.M. Magruder, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 13, 1925, retrieved May 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 13, 1925 page 1.

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