Gertrude Gaesswitz

SUMMARY: Gertrude Gaesswitz, age 27, died on February 8, 1934 in Chicago after an abortion perpetrated by Dr. Lou E. Davis.

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Dr. Lou E. Davis was tried three times for the February 8, 1934 abortion death of 27-year-old Gertrude Gaesswitz.

The first trial resulted in a hung jury, the second in an overturned conviction. Davis was acquitted in the third trial.

Davis was implicated in five other Chicago abortion deaths:

Sources:
  • "Third Abortion Trial Begun for Dr. Lou E. Davis," Chicago Tribune, Apr. 2, 1937
  • "Woman Freed in 3D Abortion Murder Trial," Chicago Tribune, Apr. 4, 1937

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