Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Verbatim from 1915

I think this just provides such a contrast -- the way botched abortions were taken seriously then, as compared to the "Meh" they provoke today.

Another Abortion Case is Added to Long List?

"A woman is dying from an abortion in room 301, Lake Shore hospital," a voice over the phone informed Serg't G. F. Scrivner.

Police got to the hospital in time to see an auto with a patient and two nurses roll away. They took the superintendent up to the station house. She said the woman in the auto was "Miss Smith of Kankakee," entered at the hospital by Dr. C W. Klinetop, 177 N. State.

Dr. Klinetop is awaiting trial on charge of performing criminal operation on Mrs. Minnie Miller, 1031 N. Paulina, January, 1912.

The Lake Shore hospital is where Mrs. Stella cams died from an illegal operation. In this case Drs. Meinhardt, J. Balhatchett, G. A. Stetler and C. W. Clark are held.

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