Saturday, November 15, 2014

1905: Chicago Midwife's First Fatal Effort

On November 16, 1905, 18-year-old Dorothy Spuhr died in County Hospital in Chicago from an abortion performed on November 13. Midwife Julia Gibson, aka Timmons, was arrested and held by the coroner's jury.

Gibson went on to perpetrate a fatal abortion on Bessie Braun the following year.

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