by Anne and Ivan Kronenfeld
In 1814, a woman of unknown origins graduated from Edinburgh Medical School disguised as a man.
Dr. James Miranda Barry has the distinction of being the first woman doctor in the Western world. She then served in the British Military disguised as a male surgeon for forty-five years.
A Note from Arline
Been to doctors all morning. Nothing wrong, but time consuming. Will play Catch UP! tomorrow instead of today. Hang in there!