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
Key Medical Attributions
- 1826 – Performed first recorded successful caesarean section (in the English-speaking world) with survival of both mother and child
- Jacobus Barry. Disputatio Medica Inaugralis, de Merocele, vel Hernia Crurali [An inaugural medical dissertation concerning merocele or femoral hernia] (Doctoral thesis)
- du Preez HM. Dr James Barry: The early years revealed
- Imposters: Dr James Barry. BBC World Service. 1999 [Podcast]
- Rae I. The strange story of Dr James Barry. Longmans, Green. 1958
- Hacker C. The Indomitable Lady Doctors Formac 2001
- Du Preez: Dr James Barry (1789–1865): the Edinburgh years. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 2012; 42: 258–65
- du Preez HM, Dronfield J. Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time 2016 [Guardian Review]
- Wirtzfeld DA. The history of women in surgery. Can J Surg. 2009;52(4):317–320. [PMC2724816]
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.
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/.