Dr James Barry

Dr James Barry A Woman Ahead of Her Time

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780748313
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 617.092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 479 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 796g
Height: 166mm
Width: 243mm
Spine width: 45mm