Thursday, December 23, 2021

December 23: Failed Attempt at Self-Induced Abortion Kills Vermont Woman

According to Vermont death records, Fern E. Titus, nee Knapp, attempted a self-induced abortion on December 21, 1951. This triggered methemoglobinemia but evidently failed to kill the fetus. Fern was pronounced dead on arrival at Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington on December 23.

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