Skip to content
Oviatt Library

Oviatt Library Catalog

 
     
Author Renfrew, Danielle.
Title Dear Dr. Spencer [electronic resource] : abortion in a small town / produced & directed by Danielle Renfrew and Beth Seltzer.
Published Boston, MA : Icarus Films, 1998.
  
Description 1 streaming video file (24 min.)
Summary (Producer) From the early 1920s until his death in 1969, Dr. Robert Douglas Spencer practiced medicine in a small town in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania. Dr. Spencer treated colds, set fractures, and provided basic medical care. He also performed illegal abortions. After he did his first abortion in 1923 for a poor coal miner's wife, the doctor's reputation spread. Soon he was receiving letters from women across the country, asking for his help. This tape features interviews with the doctor's wife, local townspeople, and women who traveled from all over seeking help.
Note Previously published as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Health and society in video). Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Spencer, Robert Douglas.
Abortion -- Pennsylvania -- Ashland -- History.
Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- Ashland -- Biography.
Ashland (Pa.) -- History.
Genre Internet videos.
Related Titles Health and society in video.
Collection Title NIH/NLM Women's Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project Grant.
Related To Original video publisher number IC10680
Original (OCoLC)ocm83623166