Medicine: Change of Sex

"Good! It is good! A woman? Bah. . . . She is nothing. A man? Hah. ... He is everything. There is not anything in the world that is not open to him." So said comely, blue-eyed Zdenek Koubek last week, through an interpreter, as he sat cross-legged on the deck of the lie de France. Because of his curious medical history, he was journeying to Manhattan to appear in a cabaret. Born in Bohemia 23 years ago, the child was pronounced a girl, christened Zdenka Koubkova. She grew up as a sturdy, sport-loving...

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