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Stickney, William, 1878-1924

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1878 - 1924

William Stickney was born in March 6, 1878 in Bethel, VT. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1900. In 1897, while still at at Dartmouth, he accompanied geology professor Charles Henry Hitchcock, Lt. Peary and Russell Porter on an expedition to Greenland to study the ice sheet covering and the ancient dwellings of the Norse men. After graduation, he began his study of medicine and by 1910 was studying surgery in Vienna. Stickney was instructor in orthopedic surgery at the University of Vermont and was one of the first two Vermonters to be invited to become Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. In 1917, he joined the medical staff of the United States Army and became a member of Mobile Operating Unit No. 1 of the American Expeditionary Force in France. He was discharged in 1920, with the rank of major. He died suddenly on December 3, 1924 at the age of 46.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Stickney papers

Stefansson Mss-159
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-159
Overview William Stickney (1878-1924), surgeon. Dartmouth College Class of 1900. Consist of material related to his 1897 trip to Greenland alongside Charles Henry Hitchcock, Lt. Peary and Russell Porter.