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The strange story of Dr. James Barry : army surgeon, Inspector-General of Hospitals, discovered on death to be a woman / by Isobel Rae.

Author: Isobel Rae
Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, 1958.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rae, Isobel, 1902-
Strange story of Dr James Barry.
London : Longmans, Green, 1958
(OCoLC)650023168
Named Person: James Barry; James Barry; James Barry; James 1795-1865 Barry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isobel Rae
OCLC Number: 5577637
Description: vii, 124 pages : illustrations, portraits

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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.

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