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The Life of Civil War Doctor Edward Stonestreet with Clarence Hickey
July 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT| FREE
COVID-19 and closures won’t stop us from sharing the incredible lessons we can learn from studying medical care during the Civil War!
Join us on Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 PM on Facebook Live for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting facebook.com/civilwarmed/live at the scheduled time.
Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn will have a conversation with living historian and NMCWM member Clarence Hickey on the life of Dr. Edward Stonestreet and the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine located in Rockville, Maryland. Hickey will discuss Stonestreet’s background, medical education, and service during the Civil War. Stonestreet served as one of Montgomery County’s examining surgeons during the draft of 1862 and Acting Assistant Surgeon with the U.S. Army during 1861 – 1862. Hickey will also examine the evolution of ambulance transport from the Civil War to today and discuss his own service in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 in the Army Medical Service at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Clarence Hickey is a Master Docent and reenactor with the Montgomery County Historical Society, MD, and its Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine. Clarence holds a BS degree in biology and an MS degree in marine biology. During the Vietnam War era, Clarence was drafted into the U.S. Army Medical Service (AMEDS) in 1966. He served from 1966 – 1968 as a medical laboratory specialist, blood banking technician, and general hospital medic at Fort Campbell, KY, stateside home of the 101st Airborne Division. Clarence is the author of four books, one of which is Dr. Stonestreet’s award winning biography, Send for the Doctor, published in 2009 by Montgomery County Historical Society.
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