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January 12, 1889

THE INFANTICIDE REVELATIONS.

JAMA. 1889;XII(2):55-56. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400790019004

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Abstract

"O wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us. It wad frae mony a blunder free us And foolish notion."

The wish of Burns has been vouchsafed to several physicians of Chicago during the past few weeks, and to a few the glance in the mirror has not been a pleasant one.

One of the daily newspapers of this city, the Chicago Times, sent out a presumably captivating young woman who acted as a reporter for that paper to visit certain physicians and registered midwives. She represented that she was unmarried, of good family, that she had lapsed from the path of virtue and in consequence was now six weeks enciente. The tale was told with many a pearly tear trembling on her pretty little eyelids, and the physician interviewed was requested to relieve her from the consequences of her fault. A few readily

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