Just about one hundred years ago, in November of 1915, a baby was born to a family that already had three children. The baby was born with only one ear and some medical issues that would lead to the baby’s death unless something was done.
Enter Dr. Harry Haiselden, a prominent young Chicago surgeon, to examine the child. Upon an examination, the doctor decided that the “defective” baby’s life was not worth saving. Not only did he decide that but he convinced the parents to allow the baby to die. But Dr. Haiselden did not stop there. Not content with allowing the baby to die, he hastily called a news conference to announce his decision.
You have to see what happened next. It’s horrifying.