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Dr James Barry : a Woman Ahead of Her Time.

Author: Michael Du Preez; Jeremy Dronfield
Publisher: La Vergne : Oneworld Publications, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, lady killer, eccentric. He performed the first Caesarean in Africa, was deported from St Helena and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down in the Crimea. At home, he was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including a cat, a goat, a parrot and half a dozen small terriers. Long ago, in another life in Cork, Ireland, he had also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Du Preez, Michael.
Dr James Barry : A Woman Ahead of Her Time.
La Vergne : Oneworld Publications, ©2016
Named Person: James Barry; James Barry
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Du Preez; Jeremy Dronfield
ISBN: 9781780743141 1780743149
OCLC Number: 960164726
Description: 1 online resource (506 pages)

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A Sunday Times Best Book of the Year and a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick - the remarkable story of the extraordinary woman who defied her times by living as a man  Read more...

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