Margaret Bereis

SUMMARY: Margaret Bereis, age 20, died January 31, 1915 from an abortion perpetrated in Brooklyn, NY by an unidentified person.

On January 25, 1915, Dr. E. M. Ullrich of Brooklyn, was called in to attend to 20-year-old Margaret Bereis of Stanhope Street in Ridgewood, New York.

He found her with a high fever. The next day he consulted with Dr. Jensen concerning Margaret’s high fever. They concurred that she was suffering from septicemia.

Ullrich continued to care for her until her death on January 31, filling out her death certificate attributing her death to peritonitis and blood poisoning brought on by an abortion.

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  • “Young Woman Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances,” Ridgewood Daily Star, Feb. 2, 1915
  • “Margaret Bereis’ Death Referred to Grand Jury,” New York Daily Star, Feb. 12, 1915
  • “Margaret Bereis’ Death Referred to Grand Jury,” New York Daily Star, Feb. 12, 1915

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