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    Saint Anthony Hospital (pictured) was founded in 1897 in Chicago's southwest side.
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  1. page The 1930s edited ... Jeanette Reder December 12, 1930 Age: 22 Dr. Emil Gleitsman, Chicago, IL spacer 1931 Alm…
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    Jeanette Reder December 12, 1930 Age: 22
    Dr. Emil Gleitsman, Chicago, IL
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    Alma Bromps, April 15, 1931 Age: 20
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    Myrtle Rose, December 23, 1931 Age: 21
    Dr. Guy E. Brewer, Oklahoma
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    Geraldine Easley, March 19, 1932 Age: 19
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    Irene Kirschner, May 19, 1932 Age 24
    Dr. Lou E. Davis, Chicago, IL
    Dorothy Ward, June 21, 1932 Age: 18
    Dr. C. A. Rucker (?), Oklahoma City, OK

    Myrtle Gardner, December 26, 1932 Age: 20
    Dr. Mike Roberson, Durham, NC
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  2. page Dorothy Ward edited Dorothy Ward, age 18, died June 21, 1932 after an abortion perpetrated in Oklahoma City. A 23-year…
    Dorothy Ward, age 18, died June 21, 1932 after an abortion perpetrated in Oklahoma City. A 23-year-old nurse, Ann Murray, was turned state's evidence against Dr. C. A. Rucker, who was charged with murder but not immediately apprehended.
    Source:
    "Nurse Witness in Operation Charge," Miami (OK) Daily News-Record, Jun. 26, 1932
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  3. page Abortion Deaths - W-Z edited ... Margaret Wagner, January 23, 1912 Age: 33 Midwife Caroline Orbach (?) ... 2, 1913 Midwif…
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    Margaret Wagner, January 23, 1912 Age: 33
    Midwife Caroline Orbach (?)
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    2, 1913
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    Midwife Margaret Widemann,
    Stella Wagner, January 14, 1915
    Unidentified person
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    Debra Walton, September 25, 1989 Age: 35
    Unspecified physician, Birmingham, AL
    Dorothy Ward, June 21, 1932 Age: 18
    Dr. C. A. Rucker charged with murder

    {JaneWardSmall.png} Jane Ward October 28, 1947 Age: 22
    Dr. Paul Singer, New York
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  4. page Robbie Lou Thompson edited ... "Jail Osteopath, Seek Doctor in Co-eds' Deaths," Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, Apr. 29, …
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    "Jail Osteopath, Seek Doctor in Co-eds' Deaths," Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, Apr. 29, 1932
    "Thacker Held Without Bond," Abilene (TX) Reporter-News, July 22, 1932
    "Osteopath Faces Charge of Murder," Newport News (VA) Daily Press, Apr. 29, 1932
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    "Thacker Held Without Bond," Abilene Morning News, Jul. 22, 1932
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  5. page Ruth Hall edited ... "Illegal Surgery Kills Seven Girls," Asbury Park (NJ) Press, Apr. 29, 1932 "Ja…
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    "Illegal Surgery Kills Seven Girls," Asbury Park (NJ) Press, Apr. 29, 1932
    "Jail Osteopath, Seek Doctor in Co-eds' Deaths," Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, Apr. 29, 1932
    "Doctor Given Life Sentence," Port Huron (MI) Times-Herald, Nov. 24, 1932
    Keep in mind that things that things we take for granted, like antibiotics and blood banks, were still in the future. For more about abortion in this era, see Abortion in the 1930s.
    For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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  6. page Lennis Mae Roach edited ... "Illegal Surgery Kills Seven Girls," Asbury Park (NJ) Press, Apr. 29, 1932 "Ja…
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    "Illegal Surgery Kills Seven Girls," Asbury Park (NJ) Press, Apr. 29, 1932
    "Jail Osteopath, Seek Doctor in Co-eds' Deaths," Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, Apr. 29, 1932
    "At Least Five Girls Dead After Illegal Operations in Oklahoma City District," Mexia (TX) Weekly Herald, Apr. 29, 1932
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