James Barry (born 1789-1799 as Margaret Ann Bulkleychose)…

James Barry (born 1789-1799 as Margaret Ann Bulkleychose) chose to live as a man so that he could become a surgeon. With his sex only being discovered after his death, Barry was the first qualified female British surgeon known, anticipating the next female physician by over 50 years.

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  • September 18, 2016 at 10:27 am
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    if he chose to live as a man though, doesn’t that still make him a male surgeon?

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