TITLE

The Curious Case of Ann Cooper Hewitt: G.S. Payne looks at a long-forgotten scandal that rocked America's high society in the 1930s

AUTHOR(S)
Payne, G. S.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
History Magazine;Apr2010, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the 1936 scandal regarding the legal suit brought by heiress Ann Cooper Hewitt against her oft-married socialite mother Maryon McCarter, formerly the Baroness d'Erlanger and Mrs. Peter Cooper Hewitt. Maryon had convinced surgeon Samuel Boyd to complete a salpingectomy while undergoing an appendectomy on 20 year old Ann in 1934. Ann asserted the sterilization was done by her mother in an effort to secure a larger part of her father's inheritance.
ACCESSION #
49161638

 

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