On August 10, 1889, 20-year-old seamstress Nellie Martin died in Cambridge, Massachusetts from post-abortion peritonitis in the dubious care of "abortion fiend" Dr. Harry S. Harper, aka Stanford, of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Other Harper patients also died around the same time.
- "An Abortion Fiend," Great Falls Leader, Aug. 14, 1889
- Massachusetts Death Records, 1841-1915
- Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988