James Barry (Margaret Ann Bulkley)

James Barry (1789-1865) was a British surgeon.

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Biography

  • Born ‘Margaret Ann Bulkley’ Cork, Ireland
  • 1809-1812 MD Edinburgh University
  • 1813 – St Thomas Hospital, London; examined at the Royal College of Surgeons and recruited into the army
  • Inspector-General of Hospitals
  • Died 25 July 1865

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Key Medical Attributions

  • 1826 – Performed first recorded successful caesarean section (in the English-speaking world) with survival of both mother and child

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the person behind the name

GP trainee in the UK after three years of Emergency Medicine in Brisbane and Perth. Fascinated by the history of medicine.

One comment

  1. This photo is not of the British Surgeon, Dr. James Barry. It is of Joseph Barry, a wine exporter from South Africa: https://rivertonstud.co.za/heritage/; http://www.josephbarry.co.za/.

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