miranda barrie

Rip is pretty sure he stops breathing the minute Miranda appear on the screen. The smug smirk plastered on the Pilgrim’s face makes it worst. He ignores the confused looks the rest of his crew send his way and focuses on his wife’s face. His formerly dead wife. Miranda stares back, her jaw clenched – whether it’s in pain or irritation, Rip doesn’t know – and her expression blank. And even though he knows that she isn’t technically ‘his’ Miranda, his heart clenches at the sight of her and the corner twists upward into half a smile.

The recording comes to an end and Rip already has an half-formed plan in his mind. It might not be the best and fool-proved he has ever think ever, but at least he would manage to save his crew’s younger selves, as well as Miranda. At least, for now.

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aninonin  asked:

Heya! I looked on the site for a James Miranda Stuart Barry (born Margaret Ann Bulkley), but didn't find anything under both names. He was the first person in the British Empire to successfully perform a C-section that kept both the mother and baby alive. Are you planning on writing anything about him, or does he not really fall under your purview?

Yeah, folk like Barry, Charley Parkhurst, and others don’t really fall under my purview. I’m trying to figure out a good place to write about them, because I think they’re rad, but it’s not a good fit for the project as it currently stands. :)

James Miranda Stuart Barry (c. 1789-1799 – 25 July 1865) was a military surgeon, who rose from a humble hospital assistant to become the Inspector-General, the top ranking doctor in the British Army. He performed one of the first successful Caesarean sections in medical history.  

He was also born a female, as Margaret Ann Bulkley. It was only after his death from dysentery that his body was autopsied and he was discerned to be biologically female. He had chosen to live his life as a man because women were not allowed to enter medical schools then. 

He tried to improve sanitary conditions wherever he went and improve the conditions and diet of the common soldier, by introducing the pear. He reacted indignantly to unnecessary suffering, and his insistence on better conditions for poor and commoners annoyed his peers. 

Barry was the first qualified female British doctor or surgeon known, preceding the next one by over 50 years.