SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
DU PREEZ, Hercules Michael. Dr James Barry: The early years revealed. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2008, vol.98, n.1, pp. 52-58. ISSN 2078-5135.
The extraordinary story of Dr James Barry still excites interest and controversy over one hundred and forty years after her death.1-5 Dr Barry's army career has been well documented,6 but her early life has remained obscure and subject to speculation.7-9 This study advances some ideas previously presented,10-12 and from a substantial collection of contemporary manuscripts13 reconstructs an important part of Dr Barry's early life.