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  • Woman in Battle Dress | Antonio Benitez-Rojo

    Woman in Battle Dress

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Antonio Benitez-Rojo
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    In 1809, at the age of 18, Henriette Faber enrolled herself in medical school in Paris - and since medicine was a profession prohibited to women, she changed her name to Henri in order to matriculate. She would spend the next 15 years practicing medicine and living as a man. Drafted to serve as a surgeon in Napoleon's army, Faber endured the horrors of the 1812 retreat across Russia. She later embarked to the Caribbean and set up a medical practice in a remote Cuban village, where she married Juana de León, an impoverished local.

    Susie says: "A Tale Worthy of Dumas"
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