Sophie Mann

Sophie Mann and her sister, Gertrude Plenz, were both indicted in the 1937 abortion death of 25-year-old
Mary Kissell, the mother of a little girl. I can only find snippets about Mary’s death. Evidently she went to her family doctor after the abortion. He examined her and sent her to Cook County Hospital on July 17, 1937. She died in late July or early August. Sophie , a midwife, preferred instructing her patients to take hot baths, use a hot water bottle on the abdomen, and use a concoction involving vinegar.