Friday, November 18, 2022

November 18, 1953: Death in a New York Doctor's Office

Joyce Chorney, age 25, lived with her mother on Andrews Avenue in the Bronx. She worked as a laster in a shoe factory.

Joyce died Wednesday, November 18, 1953 in the office of 54-year-old Dr. Alfred Joseph.

An autopsy was performed at Bellevue Hospital. It showed that she had died of an induced abortion.

Joseph, a German immigrant, denied performing the abortion. He was charged with homicide in her death.


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