Burou, Georges

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Name
Burou, Georges Gender: M
Georges Félix Burou
born on 6 September 1910 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Tarbes, France, 43n14, 0e05
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 13°26' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°10 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 22°22'



Biography

French gynecologist who managed a clinic in Casablanca, Morocco and is widely credited with innovating modern sex reassignment surgery for trans women.

Between 1956 and 1958 Burou independently developed the anteriorly pedicled penile skin flap inversion vaginoplasty in his clinic. The technique became the “gold standard” of skin-lined vaginoplasty in transsexuals.

Burou was a notable resource for a great many trans women throughout much of the latter half of the 20th century. His level of renown was such that "going to Casablanca" became a popular colloquialism for gender confirming surgery at this time. Notable patients include Coccinelle, Bambi, April Ashley, Amanda Lear and Jan Morris.

Surgeons, including the late Stanley Biber, have credited Burou's methods as the basis for their techniques.

He was a devotee of nautical sports. On 17 December 1987, his boat ran out of fuel outside of the harbour of Mohammedia, and he subsequently drowned. His body went undiscovered for five days

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Coccinelle (born 23 August 1931)
  • associate relationship with Lear, Amanda (born 18 June 1939)

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 8 March 1941 (Jeanne Boisvert)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 17 March 1964 (Lisette Abitbol)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 19 June 1986 (Marie-Louise Andrée Coustou)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°382 from the online Tarbes municipal archives, image 388/552.

Categories

  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Gynecologist)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon (Sex reassignment)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Military surgeon)