Society & Culture

E108: Miyuki Ishikawa

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Miyuki Ishikawa, a Japanese midwife who is believed to have murdered somewhere around 100 babies, with the aid of several accomplices, throughout the 1940s.

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