Medicine: Abortion in the U.S.

The U.S. received a rare, candid report this week from a specialist in the country's most hush-hush operation: abortion. In it Dr. G. Lotrell Timanus tells how he built up a roster of 353 physicians who would send patients to him for abortions in his Baltimore practice. From 1920 to 1951 he performed 5,210 of the illegal operations. The abortionist's testimony appears in Abortion in the United States (Harper-Hoeber, $5.50), the record of the 1955 international conference on abortion sponsored by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the New York Academy of Medicine.

In virtually every state of the U.S. abortion...

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