James Barry (Margaret Ann Bulkley)

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



  • 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

Medical Eponyms

Key Medical Attributions

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


Major Publications


eponymictionary CTA


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.

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