Dr. James R. Chamberlain testified that he had examined Ruth at her home and had admitted her to the hospital due to a septic condition. Dr. James Wilson testified that he had treated Ruth in the hospital during late January and that she was suffering from septicemia.
Dr. Maurice Sturm was arrested when Ruth implicated him in a deathbed statement. Mrs. Frieda Sanger testified that Sturm had sent Ruth to her home to recuperate. Sturm admitted to performing the abortion, but insisted that it had not been illegal because it was necessary to save Ruth’s life.
Maurice Arthur Sturm had been born in New York on March 25, 1881. As of the 1925 New York census, he was living in New York with a woman named Fannie Shaw, listed as his maid.
From the 1910 US Census:
Age in 1910:
Home in 1910:
Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York
Relation to Head of House:
Employer, Employee or Other:
Able to Read:
Able to Write:
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