Dr James Barry

Dr James Barry

Long ago in Cork, Ireland, he had also been a mother. This is the amazing tale of Margaret Anne Bulkley, the young woman who broke the rules of Georgian society to become one of the most respected surgeons of the century.

Author: Michael du Preez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780743141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A Sunday Times Book of the Year As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, ladykiller, eccentric. He performed the first successful Caesarean in the British Empire, outraged the military establishment and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down at Scutari. At home he was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including a cat, a goat, a parrot and a terrier. Long ago in Cork, Ireland, he had also been a mother. This is the amazing tale of Margaret Anne Bulkley, the young woman who broke the rules of Georgian society to become one of the most respected surgeons of the century. In an extraordinary life, she crossed paths with the British Empire’s great and good, royalty and rebels, soldiers and slaves. A medical pioneer, she rose to a position that no woman before her had been allowed to occupy, but for all her successes, her long, audacious deception also left her isolated, even costing her the chance to be with the man she loved.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Secret Life of Dr James Barry

The Secret Life of Dr James Barry

A reissue of Rachel Holmes's landmark biography of Dr James Barry, one of the most enigmatic figures of the Victorian age.

Author: Rachel Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408891568

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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A reissue of Rachel Holmes's landmark biography of Dr James Barry, one of the most enigmatic figures of the Victorian age. James Barry was one of the nineteenth century's most exceptional doctors, and one of its great unsung heroes. Famed for his brilliant innovations, Dr Barry influenced the birth of modern medical practice in places as far apart as South Africa, Jamaica and Canada. Barry's skills attracted admirers across the globe, but there were also many detractors of the ostentatious dandy, who caused controversy everywhere he went. Yet unbeknownst to all, the military surgeon concealed a lifelong secret at the heart of his identity: on his death Barry was claimed to be anatomically female and in fact a cross-dresser. Vividly drawn and meticulously researched, The Secret Life of Dr James Barry brings to life one of the most enigmatic figures of the Victorian age, elevating its subject to a latter-day transgender icon – and is a landmark in the art of biography.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Scanty Particulars

Scanty Particulars

This is the deeply personal tale of an very public person whose life unfolds amidst constant drama, a world of medical innovation and colonial adventure.

Author: Rachel Holmes

Publisher: London : Viking

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026182548

Category: Great Britain

Page: 338

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A biography of the enigmatic Doctor James Miranda Barry, who performed the worlds finest successful caesarean section. Posted by the army as staff surgeon, Barry spent much of his career traversing the globe and eventuall reaching the highest rank of Inspector General of hospitals. But throughout his career, Barry courted controversy - through his flamboyant dress, his dalliances with society women and his strange and enduringly intimate friendship with Lord Charles Somerset, Governor of South Africa. The mystery surrounding Barry climaxed after his death, when the servant who laid out his body made a most surprising revelation. This is the deeply personal tale of an very public person whose life unfolds amidst constant drama, a world of medical innovation and colonial adventure. A story at whose centre stands a remarkable individual whose lifetime of mystery is irresistibly alluring.
Categories: Great Britain

The Strange Story of Dr James Barry

The Strange Story of Dr James Barry

After more than 40 years of service in the British Army as a surgeon, and attaining high rank, it was discovered that the diminutive but redoubtable Dr. James Barry was a woman ; she may have been the first woman of modern times to qualify ...

Author: Isobel Rae

Publisher: London : Longmans, Green

ISBN: UOM:39015076842197

Category: Army surgeons

Page: 124

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After more than 40 years of service in the British Army as a surgeon, and attaining high rank, it was discovered that the diminutive but redoubtable Dr. James Barry was a woman ; she may have been the first woman of modern times to qualify as a doctor and practise as a surgeon, which, according to contemporary sources, she practised with remarkable intelligence and skill.
Categories: Army surgeons

Scanty Particulars

Scanty Particulars

This is a biography of the enigmatic Dr James Miranda Barry, who performed the first recorded successful caesarean section.

Author: Rachel Holmes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140290850

Category: Great Britain

Page: 338

View: 974

This is a biography of the enigmatic Dr James Miranda Barry, who performed the first recorded successful caesarean section. Posted by the army as staff surgeon, Barry spent much of his career traversing the globe and eventually reaching the higest rank of Inspector General of Hospitals. But throughout his career, Barry courted controversy - through his flamboyant dress, his dalliances with society women and his strange and enduringly intimate friendship with Lord Charles Somerset, Governor of South Africa. The mystery surrounding Barry climaxed after his death, when the servant who laid out his body made a most surprising revelation...
Categories: Great Britain

Dr James Barry

Dr  James Barry

Author: Olga Racster

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:32032773

Category: Diary fiction

Page: 283

View: 745

Categories: Diary fiction

James Miranda Barry

James Miranda Barry

Across the Empire, Barry achieved fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist and a celebrated social figure. But James Miranda Barry was also a woman.

Author: Patricia Duncker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408824221

Category:

Page: 400

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At the turn of the nineteenth century, ten-year-old James Miranda Barry enrolled as a medical student in Edinburgh, the start of a glorious career as a military surgeon. Across the Empire, Barry achieved fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist and a celebrated social figure. But James Miranda Barry was also a woman. Her greatest achievement of all had been to 'pass' for a man for more than fifty years. Patricia Duncker's novel tells Barry's story for the first time, in a richly inventive and entertaining tale of dark family secrets, adultery, questioned paternity and colonial history. It confirms her rare talent as a writer of profound ideas and immense storytelling power.
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Neo Victorian Biographilia and James Miranda Barry

Neo  Victorian Biographilia and James Miranda Barry

In exploring the varied reconstructions and re-imaginations of the historical personality across time, the book illustrates (not least with its cover image) that the ‘real’ James Barry does not exist, any more than does the ...

Author: Ann Heilmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319713861

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

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Senior colonial officer from 1813 to 1859, Inspector General James Barry was a pioneering medical reformer who after his death in 1865 became the object of intense speculation when rumours arose about his sex. This cultural history of Barry’s afterlives in Victorian to contemporary (neo-Victorian) life-writing (‘biographilia’) examines the textual and performative strategies of biography, biofiction and biodrama of the last one and a half centuries. In exploring the varied reconstructions and re-imaginations of the historical personality across time, the book illustrates (not least with its cover image) that the ‘real’ James Barry does not exist, any more than does the ‘faithful’ biographical, biofictional or biodramatic rendering of a life in a generically ‘stable’ and discrete form. What Barry represents and how he is represented invariably pinpoints the imaginative, the speculative and the performative: reflections and refractions in the looking glass of genre. Just as ‘James Miranda Barry’, as a subject of cultural inquiry, comes into being and remains in view in the act of crossing gender, so neo-Victorian life-writing constitutes itself through similar acts of boundary transgression. Transgender thus finds its most typical expression in transgenre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Were I Not A Girl

Were I Not A Girl

This unique picture book biography tells the story of Dr. James Barry, born female, who lived as a man from age 18 to his death.

Author: Lisa Robinson

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 9781984849076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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This unique picture book biography tells the story of Dr. James Barry, born female, who lived as a man from age 18 to his death. Like other girls of her time, Margaret Bulkley didn't go to school. She wouldn't grow up to own property, be a soldier, a doctor, or hold any job other than perhaps maid or governor--such was a girl's lot in 19th century England. And was she comfortable born in a girl's body? We will never know. What we do know is that at the age of 18, she tugged off her stockings and dress, cut her red-gold curls, and vanished. In her place appeared a young man. Margaret became James Barry. James would attend medical school, become a doctor and a soldier, travel the world. He would fall in love, deliver babies, and fight in a duel. And he would live a rich full life. Here is a picure book that is both a fascinating and sensitively drawn portrait of someone who would not be undervalued, and an important introduction to the concept of gender identity.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mysterious Life of Dr Barry

The Mysterious Life of Dr Barry

The remarkable true story of Margaret Anne Bulkley - aka Dr James Barry - a surgeon who lived as a man for their entire life London, 1800.

Author: Lisa Williamson

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782692874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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The remarkable true story of Margaret Anne Bulkley - aka Dr James Barry - a surgeon who lived as a man for their entire life London, 1800. Margaret Anne Bulkey desperately wants to be a surgeon - but only men can train as doctors. Fifty years later, Dr James Barry is famous, serving as Inspector General of Hospitals throughout the British Empire. A brilliant surgeon, bold reformer and prickly individual known for his fierce tempter, he fought a duel in South Africa and clashed with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea. But Dr Barry has a secret that he is determined no one should every learn... Lisa Williamson is the best-selling author of The Art of Being Normal, a YA story about the friendship between a trans girl and a gay boy described as 'a life-changing and life-saving book' by Philip Pullman and 'extraordinary' by Non Pratt. She has written two other highly regarded YA novels, All About Mia and Paper Avalanche.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Perfect Gentleman

The Perfect Gentleman

Author: June Rose

Publisher: London : Hutchinson

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036920184

Category: Health officers

Page: 160

View: 279

Categories: Health officers