The First Man-Made Man : In the 1920s, when Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a woman's body, there were no words to describe her condition, and there was no known solution. During a time when plastic surgery and synthetic hormones were in their infancy, Dillon pursued a course of action that was both socially unheard of and potentially life threatening. From upper-class orphan girl to post-op monk, from public pariah to self-imposed exile, Michael Dillon's incredible story is full of heartbreak and intrigue. Ultimately, Dillon's courageous challenge to the strict biology of sex not only changed the idea of what gender really means but also revolutionized modern medicine.
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