IV-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times

"The Shocking Results of the Inquiry Up to the Present Time; A List of the Midwives Who Are Engaged in the Practice of Abortion; Dr. Norman Bridge Indignantly Declines to Meddle with Such Cases -- Doctors Who Consent; The Story of the Female Reporter Who Took Part in the Investigation; She Found the Drs. Emile Siegmund, E. W. Edwards, and the Brute Chaffee Were in the Business; Some Startling Revelations Concerning the Extent of the Practice in Chicago

Byline: Unsigned; 1888-12-15; Chicago Daily Times; pages 1

Report: "Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times

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"The Girl Reporter's Story: She Visits Dr. Emile Siegmund and Tells How She was Received: In company with my reportorial comrade, who went in the guise of 'my friend,' I started forth to test experimentally what treatment a girl whose chastity had been blighted but who was not yet publicly disgraced would receive from phyisicians in the city. "My story was a simple one. My home was in another city, where no one, not even my parents, knew of my shame. My purpose was to conceal it from them. Consequently, I had come to the city ostensibly to study art, but intending to undergo any medical treatment assured to be safe that promised release from the conspicuousness of guilt. . . "


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