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And finally, one line ends the Meta Zook case: Acquitted.

Dr. Jacob Hall, charged with performing an operation that caused the death of Meta Zook, a 16-year-old high school girl, was acquitted at Kansas City. Fair play. (Ste. Genevieve [Mo.]) 1872-1961, March 21, 1914, Image 1 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress.

DOCTOR IS HELD FOR TRIAL – Charged With Manslaughter in Connection With Death of High School Girl

DOCTOR IS HELD FOR TRIAL Charged With Manslaughter in Connection With Death of High School Girl KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 6.—Dr. Jacob Hall was presented before the criminal court today on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of Meta Zook, a high school girl, last August. Dr. Fabian Pratt, who was given […]

DOCTOR CHARGED WITH CAUSING GIRL’S DEATH

DOCTOR CHARGED WITH CAUSING GIRL’S DEATH KANSAS CITY, Sept 6.— Dr. Jacob Hall was bound over today for trial on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of Meta Zook, a high school girl last August after an operation. Dr. Fabian Pratt, who has given his preliminary hearing simultaneously with that of Dr. […]

An Open Letter to Young Women (Read: Slut shaming)

An Open Letter The editor of the Paris Mercury has adopted a well known form of communication to the young women of the country. His letter is full of meaning and is worthy of the perusal of every young woman in the country. The letter follows. Dear Little Sister—I am enclosing you a copy of […]

East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, Umatilla Co., Or.) 1888-current, August 18, 1913, EVENING EDITION, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

Sensational Trial Opens KANSAS CITY, Mo. Aug: 18— Highly sensational details involving a set of wealthy high school boys and girls were promised by the prosecuting attorney today when Doctors J Hall And Babrian Pratt [sic—Fabrian, probably] went to trial on charges of causing the death of Meta Zook, 18-year-old daughter of a prominent businessman […]

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 13, 1913, Image 29 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

Milwaukee.—American Federation of Catholic Societies adjourned today. World federation of Catholics recommended and teaching of sex hygiene in public schools denounced; also immoral danecs. [sic—dances? Maybe a reference to school dances?] Springfield, Mo.—Board of Education to abolish high school fraternities due to circumstances surrounding death of Meta Zook. The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August […]

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 12, 1913, Image 12 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

SCHOOL HEAD THINKS LITTLE OF TEACHING OF SEX HYGIENE- BLAMES PARENTS FOR CHILDREN’S DOWNFALL Springfield, Ill., Aug. 12.—F. D. Thomson, principal of the Springfield high school for the past four years and for fourteen years head of the Galesburg high school, does not believe that the teaching of sex hygiene in the public schools will […]

The Tacoma times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, August 07, 1913, Image 1 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

STUDENT DIES OF CRIMINAL OPERATION SEVERAL YOUTHS HELD FOR EXAMINATION—PROSECUTOR PROMISES TO BRING GUILTY PARTIES TO JUSTICE—SCHOOL OFFICIALS BLAME FRATERNITIES. KANSAS CITY, Aug. 7.—(By United Press.—High school fraternities are indirectly blamed for the death of Miss Meta Zook, age 18, student of the West Port high school, as a result of a criminal operation by […]

El Paso herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, August 07, 1913, Page 7, Image 7 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

May Prosecute Boys for Murder. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 7.—George T. Vance, jr., one of the boys held as a material witness in connection with the arrest of two physicians as the result of the death of Meta Zook, an 18 year old high school student, from an illegal operation, made a signed statement to […]

Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, August 07, 1913, Image 1 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

Doctors are Held and Frats Blamed Kansas City Deeply Stirred by Death of Girl, and Great Reforms in Schools Urged. [UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE] Kansas City, Aug. 7.—High school fraternities are indirectly blamed here today for the death of Miss Meta Zook, aged 18 years, of the Westport high school, as a result of a […]