Brooklyn, 1944: The client of an abortion doctor being carried out of a raided apartment and to a hospital. Detectives surprised Dr. Louis Solomon in the midst of an illegal operation on a kitchen table. He was allowed to continue because of the patient’s condition. When apprehended, he said, calmly, “I’ll be with you in a moment, gentlemen.” Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis. Via the New Yorker.