Medicine: Murder

When the jury of eleven married men and one widower filed into the Chicago Criminal Court last week, Dr. Amante Rongetti, proprietor of a Chicago hospital, the prisoner, stood up. The jury foreman silently passed the written verdict to the court clerk, who read aloud in courtly monotone:

"Guilty and we fix his punishment at death."

It was the first time in the U. S., according to the prosecuting attorneys, that a physician had been given a death sentence as penalty for having performed an abortion, although many a one has been fined or...