M. R. Perlstein

On December 14, 1916, 19-year-old Eleanor Dillon, who worked as a clerk, died at Chicago’s Columbus Hospital from a criminal abortion perpetrated by Dr. M.R. Perlstein that day. Perlstein was arrested December 15, and Michael Schackman and Abraham Kruchersky were held as accessories. Perlstein was acquitted on May 18, 1918.