An Experiment (1994)

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The story of two women who were experimented on by men. Dr James Barry, was born a girl, but lived most of her life as a man in order to attend university and become a doctor, 52 years before the graduation of Britain's first acknowledged woman doctor. Hannah Cullwick was experimented on by Arhur Munby, who believed that women in servile labour could earn a nobility of the soul.

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