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This Week in History: A fact for June

Suspicious of forced tonsillectomies, Jewish mothers riot

June 27, 1906

On June 27, 1906, Jewish mothers on New York City’s Lower East Side rioted against tonsillectomies they suspected were being performed on their children.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: A fact for June." (Viewed on May 5, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek/jun/random>.

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