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Dr James Barry

The extraordinary story of the doctor and reformer who was one of the first to ever perform a caesarian section. It is widely believed that Barry was born female and chose to live as a man so that she might be able to pursue her chosen career as a surgeon.

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BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project