John O'Malley, a boarder and the father of Bridget's baby, committed suicide by gas after learning of Bridget's death. He left a note implicating "a lady doctor at 310 W. North Ave." This was the address of Dr. Lucy Hagenow, aka Louise Hagenow aka Ida Von Schulz.
There were a number of deaths in Chicago attributed to Hagenow, including:
Hagenow was typical of criminal abortionists in that she was a physician.
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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