Send for the Doctor: The Life and Times of Dr. Edward Stonestreet
June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Clarence Hickey examines the life of this Civil War surgeon.
Join us at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in the Delaplaine Randall Conference Room on June 3 at 2:00PM as historian Clarence Hickey discusses the life and career of Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet, a Civil War surgeon with the U.S. Army.
A Rockville physician, Dr. Stonestreet practiced medicine for 51 years (1852-1903) and served as a surgeon in the Army from 1862-1863. Clarence Hickey will share the doctor’s stories, including his Civil War service records that brought him into service through his association with Surgeon General John Hammond.
The presentation is included with admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and FREE for NMCWM members.
Clarence Hickey holds a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in marine biology. He is an interpretive docent with the Montgomery County Historical Society’s Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine in Rockville, MD, and a re-enactor with its Speakers Bureau. He often portrays historic Rockville physician Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet. His programs discuss the Doctor’s life and times, medical education, medical practice, and Civil War service; 19th-century medicine; and Civil War medicine and its effects on civilian medical practice. Clarence’s programs draw from his biography Send for the Doctor: The Life and Times of Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet, published by the Montgomery County Historical Society in 2009. Clarence served in the U.S. Army Medical Service during 1966-1968. Clarence’s Army service contributed to his passion for 19th century medical interpretation and Civil War reenacting. Clarence was recognized as a Certified Docent in 2014 by the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium.