and in general practice of medicine in a large, wealthy and exacting private practice, is in itself a proof of the high estimation in which he was held.
Such a grand, noble, and self-sacrificing nature, so optimistic, sunshiny, and happy is seldom seen blended in one man. A beautiful loving cup was presented to him in 1901 at a banquet given by the Academy of Medicine of Richmond
and friends on his retirement after fifty-seven years from the active practice of medicine, in honor of this nestor of the profession.
In responding to toast from Dr. George Ben Johnston
, of the Medical College of Virginia
, said: ‘This event has a greater significance to me than the gathering of a multitude to welcome a victorious general; Dr. McCaw
has always been my example.’
Dr. J. Allison Hodges
, of North Carolina
, said: ‘The grandest sight I have ever witnessed is the sight of a noble and beautiful life, wrapping itself around the destinies of the sick and suffering children of men, and finding its blessed reward in the benediction of everlasting love and peace; and such a sight I have witnessed displayed in the long and honorable life of my friend, Dr. McCaw