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October 15, 1892

A New Abortifacient.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(16):476. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420160030009

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—At a recent coroner's inquest at Leicester, England, testimony was adduced to show that the deceased, a woman, had been in the habit of purchasing diachylon in the lump and eating it to produce abortion. The experiment was generally successful in her case, it was alleged, but she tried it once too often, and died from an overdose of lead.

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