|Dr. C Allen Snyder|
Ann E. Roberts, 25 years old, submitted to an abortion November 29, 1878 in Saint Louis, Missouri. She died of peritonitis on December 3. She was attended to by William Stapp and Stephen L. Metcalf, neither of whom was a doctor. Before her death, Ann identified Stapp as her abortionist. Metcalf was arrested as an accessory. Somebody -- possibly Dr. Hugo Auler (sp?), who is listed as the attending physician on the death register of the City of Saint Louis -- made out a falsified death certificate and attempted to make burial arrangements, but the coroner was tipped off and convened a jury.