Bricker Sanitarium

Bricker SanitariummillsIrene Michaelson reportedly died of pertonitis at City Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, after leaping from the second-story window of the Bricker Sanitarium, “in the heart of the most exclusive residential section of Atlantic City.”

Dr. William H. Bricker Jr., of Philadelphia and Atlantic City, was was captured in Philadelphia. At trial, he, was found guilty of performing the abortion that killed Irene and was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison, and fined $5,000. News coverage says, “Bricker collapsed when sentence was pronounced.”

Whatever else was done at Bricker Sanitarium, it was clearly used for illegal abortions, as noted in State v. Bricker., Jr.