Minnie Wittenborn

Minnie Wittenbornchicago, illinois, 19thcenturyCharles MCallister Appeal_Sat__Apr_12__1890_.jpgMinnie Wittenborn, age 21, died Thursday evening, January 13, 1880, either from a miscarriage or from an abortion perpetrated by an unidentified person.

Though Dr. Charles H. McCallister was known to have tended to Minnie after the miscarriage or abortion, he was chastised only for his failure to properly treat Marie by failing to remove the placenta that she had retained.

“County Building, “ Chicago Tribune, January 16, 1880

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