The King versus Aleck Bourne

Caroline M de Costa
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02762.x
Published online: 17 August 2009

The case that established the lawfulness of terminating pregnancy to preserve women’s health

Aleck W Bourne (4 Jun 1886 – 27 Dec 1974)

  • Caroline M de Costa

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry, Cairns, QLD.


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