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25 January 2014

Harry Gorman (186? - ?) cook

Harry Gorman was an athletic heavily-built man who worked as a cook for the New York Central Railway. He drank liquors, smoked strong cigars, frequented saloons and dance houses most nights.

In 1903 he broke a limb and was hospitalized in Buffalo. There he was discovered to have female genitals. A clergyman came and pestered him that a 'relapse towards female apparel and demeanor' would be appropriate. Gorman refused to grant the gentleman any more interviews.

He did mention that he knew at least 10 other men who had the same condition as himself and who worked for the same railway company.

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