James Barry [Margaret Bulkeley]

Life
1795-1865 [née Margaret Bulkeley; adopted names James Barry, Miranda Stuart]; b. Cork; gained entrance to Edinburgh medical School by pretending to be male; served in British colonial service; charged with conduct unbecoming while Chief Medical Officer of St. Helena.

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Notes
She is the subject Colours: James Barry, Esq., a play by Jean Binnie (Dublin Th. Fest., 1988), and Whistling Psyche, another by Sebastian Barry, in which she appears opposite Florence Nightingale (2004). See also Patricia Duncker, James Miranda Barry (1999), a novel, and Rachel Holmes (2002), Scanty Particulars, a biography.

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