November 9, 1795

James Miranda Steuart Barry (born Margaret Ann Bukley) the first surgeon to perform the first successful Caesarean  was born.

A military surgeon in the British Army. Originally from the city of Cork in Ireland, Barry obtained a medical degree from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, then served first in Cape Town, South Africa, and subsequently in many parts of the British Empire.

Although Barry’s entire adult life was lived as a man, Barry was named Margaret Ann at birth and was known as female in childhood.Barry lived as a man in both public and private life, at least in part in order to be accepted as a university student, and to pursue a career as a surgeon. Barry’s biological sex became known to the public and to military colleagues only after a post-mortem examination. (Wikipedia)

James Miranda Steuart Barry / Margaret Ann Bukley – Associated Links:

  • James Miranda Steuart Barry | University of Edinburgh | Biography

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