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Oral history interview with Jane Hodgson, 2000.

Creator: Hodgson, Jane E.
Project: Physicians for reproductive health and choice oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 119 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes Videorecording: 5 videocassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Scope and Contents

Early life at Carleton College; time spent as a teacher then pharmaceutical employee; decision to become a doctor; experiences at University of Minnesota; residency in Jersey City; first contact with women suffering from pelvic infections and botched abortions; time spent in Cairo; experiences in Grenada in 1984; first private practice in St. Paul in 1947; experiences as only woman physician practicing in St. Paul; general practice in Florida; treating women and college students at Ramsey Clinic in St. Paul before Roe V. Wade; arrested for performing an illegal abortion; humiliation of arrest; decision to use her case, Minnesota v. Hodgson, to challenge abortion law; work on creating a reliable pregnancy test; threats against abortion providers since Roe v. Wade; how medicine serves as a religion; fear about the future of abortion in the United States.


Access Conditions

Copyright by Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH), 2002.

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