50 minutes | May 21, 2021

Episode 165: Unfit

In August 1934, Ann Cooper Hewitt was having lunch with her mother when she suddenly felt pain in her abdomen. When she went to the doctor, he told her she would have to have her appendix removed. He never examined her abdomen. She later told papers that when she woke up from surgery, she heard a nurse saying that Ann “didn’t suspect a thing.” Audrey Clare Farley's book is The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com with the episode name and number. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery. Sponsors: Article Article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more.  to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Better Help Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Daily Harvest Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code criminal to get $25 off your first box! Iwi Life For a limited time you can save 30% on your first purchase by going to iwLife.com/criminal, using promo code criminal at checkout. Monday Create the perfect workflow for your team with monday.com Work OS. To start your free 14-day trial go to monday.com Nutrafol Go to Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code CRIMINAL to save twenty percent off your first month’s subscription. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Simplisafe Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s holiday savings. Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Sun Basket is offering $90 off for your first 4 deliveries, including free Shipping on the first box, when you go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout. Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
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