Only after death was it revealed that the British army's distinguished medical officer was a woman

Hanlon, Thomas
July 2005
Military History;Jul2005, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p16
Profiles James Miranda Barry, former principal medical officer for the British army on the isle of Corfu. Decision of her father James Barry and sitter Francisco de Miranda to dress her as a boy; Educational background; Actions taken by James Miranda to tackle the problem of venereal disease and alcohol in the British army; Discovery of her sexuality on July 26, 1865.


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