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DOCTORS discovered what may have been the first case of a hermaphrodite in the Royal Navy, according to newly accessible surgeons' logs.

The gender of 18-year-old Samuel Tapper was discussed in the medical journals for HMS Dryad out of curiosity, the documents suggest.

He was taken ill with a fever in December 1828, being placed on the ship's sick list on December 3 and discharged back to duty a week later.

Samuel's woman-like breasts had been noticed previously and the medical officer took the chance while he was in his care to study his body.

He reported that although he had male genitals, his breasts "perfectly resemble" those of a young woman.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 1, 2010
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