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The notorious Dr. Flippin : abortion and consequence in the early twentieth century /
Jamie Q. Tallman. ; foreword by Harriet A. Washington.
imprint
Lubbock : Texas Tech University Press, c2011.
description
xix, 195 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0896726754 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780896726758 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Lubbock : Texas Tech University Press, c2011.
isbn
0896726754 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780896726758 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Charles Flippin's life before the trials -- Ollie Kath -- Elsie McIntire and Pearl Timmons -- Emma Staack -- The 1924 cases -- Charles Flippin fights to regain his title.
abstract
"Describes the life of Dr. Charles Flippin, an early twentieth-century African American physician in rural Kansas and Nebraska. Flippin was charged with and prosecuted for performing illegal abortions: this book analyzes the forces behind the prosecutions, supplying context for current debate"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7636718
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-186) and index.
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"Describes the life of Dr. Charles Flippin, an early twentieth-century African American physician in rural Kansas and Nebraska. Flippin was charged with and prosecuted for performing illegal abortions: this book analyzes the forces behind the prosecutions, supplying context for current debate"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
In 1910 a central Nebraska newspaper, the Aurora Sun, printed an editorial condemning a physician it dubbed "the notorious Dr. Flippin." Dr. Charles Flippin's reputation came under siege throughout the state as another newspaper editor alleged that the African American physician had committed "that most despicable of all crimes"--illegal abortion. For thirty years rural Kansans and Nebraskans had hailed Flippin as a godsend because of his skill as a physician and his willingness to help anyone regardless of race or social class. Despite performing abortions even for young white women, Flippin managed to avoid conviction in several trials until finally pleading guilty in 1924. Tallman details the doctor's extraordinary life and analyzes the forces behind the prosecution of the aging physician. The first book to focus exclusively on attitudes towards abortion in early twentieth-century rural communities, The Notorious Dr. Flippin supplies long overlooked context for current debate and enriches studies of African American, western, women's, and medical history.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. xi
Plainswordp. xiii
Prefacep. xix
Abbreviationsp. xxi
Introductionp. 3
Charles Flippin's Life Before the Trialsp. 9
Ollie Kathp. 36
Elsie McIntire and Pearl Timmonsp. 65
Emma Staackp. 91
The 1924 Casesp. 115
Charles Flippin Fights to Regain His Titlep. 134
Conclusionp. 145
Endnotesp. 149
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 187
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