SUMMARY: Rose Glickfield, age 39, died on April 4, 1937 after an abortion perpetrated by Dr. Charles I. Gordon in Brooklyn.
|Dr. Charles Gordon|
On March 30, 1939, Dr. Charles I. Gordon, evidently of previously good repute, was found guilty of manslaughter in the first degree for the abortion death of 39-year-old Rose Glickfield.
Gordon had perpetrated the abortion at his office on April 2, 1937. She evidently remained at his office, because she died in transit from his office to a hospital by ambulance on April 4.
His first trial for her death had ended in December of 1938 with a hung jury.
Gordon was sentenced to serve 10 to 20 years in Sing-Sing, but won a new trial in January of 1940. He was again convicted and sentenced to 6 to 15 years in Sing-Sing, but won another new trial in December of 1940.
I believe that Rose Glickfield is the identity of the woman I had been calling "Jane Roe of Newark
- "Doctor Has Toothache, His Trial Is Postponed," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar. 28, 1939
- "Physician Guilty In Woman's Death," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar. 31, 1939
- "Set Aside Manslaughter Verdict Against Doctor," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan. 23, 1940
- "Convicted Abortionist Freed Pending Appeal," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec. 24, 1940