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Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Times

Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Times

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Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon who performed the first successful caesarean in the British Empire, duellist, reformer..., and someone who also outraged the military establishment, and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down at Scutari.

This is the amazing tale of Margaret Anne Bulkley a young woman who broke the rules of Georgian society to live as Dr James Barry, in pursuit of a medical career. In an extraordinary life, Barry crossed paths with the British Empire’s great and good, royalty and rebels, soldiers and slaves in a varied career with postings in Europe, the Caribbean, Canada and South Africa.


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781786071194
Pages: 496
Size: H 20cm x W 13cm x D 3cm

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