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Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1810, Sunday, December 5, 1830

[Abortion, Stockport]

Last week at Stockport, a verdict of manslaughter was returned against a surgeon named Goulden, charging him with having caused the death of a married women named Margaret Sykes, by operating upon her for the purpose of producing abortion. It appears that the women was subject to protracted and dangerous labours, and on Goulden's being called in at one of them, he advised her, if she became pregnant again, to go to him in the third month, and he would cause her then to miscarry, and would charge the same as if he attended her in labour. She did go to him at the time, and miscarried and died in consequence.