March 30, 2022
‘The Country Doctor in the 1800s: The Life and Times of Dr. Edward Stonestreet of Rockville’ Will Be Theme of Montgomery History Presentation on Tuesday, April 5
Clarence Hickey will relate stories and use historic photos of Montgomery County to describe the life of the country doctor and community servant, who lived from 1830-1903. The program will reflect the life and historic times of Dr. Stonestreet when he practiced medicine from 1852-1903. It is based on Mr. Hickey’s 2009 book Send for the Doctor.
The book chronicles Dr. Stonestreet’s medical education, 51-year medical practice of house calls and office visits as a local physician and surgeon and response to accidents and injuries. Several of the doctor’s patients are named and became famous in American history.
Mr. Hickey also will provide a brief look at the doctor’s service as a Civil War surgeon with the Union Army. He attended the wounded after the Battle of Antietam in 1862.
To view the presentation via Zoom, go to Webinar Registration - Zoom.