The First Man-made Man

The First Man-made Man

The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and A Twentieth-century Medical Revolution

Book - 2007
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In the 1920s when Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a woman's body, there were no words to describe her condition; transsexuals had yet to enter common usage. And there was no known solution to being stuck between the sexes. Laura Dillon did all she could on her own: she cut her hair, dressed in men's clothing, bound her breasts with a belt. But in a desperate bid to feel comfortable in her own skin, she experimented with breakthrough technologies that ultimately transformed the human body and revolutionized medicine. From upper-class orphan girl to Oxford lesbian, from post-surgery romance with Roberta Cowell (an early male-to-female) to self-imposed exile in India, Michael Dillon's incredible story reveals the struggles of early transsexuals and challenges conventional notions of what gender really means.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, c2007.
ISBN: 9781596910157
1596910151
Branch Call Number: 306. 768092 DIL K
Characteristics: 214 p. : ill., ports.

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