Mary Mallon


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Noun1.Mary Mallon - United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)Mary Mallon - United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
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104 YEARS AGO (1915) Mary Mallon, a New York cook, was quarantined for life after she was found to be a typhoid carrier who infected 50 people.
On 27th March 1915, Mary Mallon, or 'Typhoid Mary', the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, was put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
At the turn of the last century, the Irish immigrant Mary Mallon earned the name "Typhoid Mary" after she sickened more than 50 people in New York City.
Mary Mallon had been a cook who had infected over 50 people, three of whom died.
Fatal Fever tells the story of Mary Mallon and how she fits into the history of this terrifying disease.
This biography examines Mary Mallon's life and times, discussing he private and public life and how she came to be one of the most notorious--and still misunderstood --women in American history.
The story of Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was passed off as one of intentional harm, when in reality she didn't believe she was a danger to anyone.