Typhoid Mary


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Typhoid Mary

n.
A person from whom something undesirable or deadly spreads to those nearby.

[From the nickname of Mary Mallon.]
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Ty′phoid Mar′y


n.
a carrier or transmitter of anything undesirable, harmful, or catastrophic.
[1930–35; after Mary Mallon (d. 1938), Irish-born cook in the U.S., who was found to be a typhoid carrier]
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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.
We then introduce sanitary-bacteriological-synthesis by explaining why miasmatism retains resonance before presenting our comparative visual-olfactory rhetorical analysis of two journalistic representations of diseases capturing the public imagination: early 20th century images of "Typhoid Mary" Mallon and stock photography of Brazilian national Tianara Lourenco that circulated during the 2015-2016 Zika outbreak.
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We do not hear that term applied to those who say we must treat a child missing some mandated vaccines as a 'Typhoid Mary" and bar him or her from schools or doctors' offices--even though nobody ever caught a disease from a child that was not infected with it.
We don't hear that term applied to those who say we must treat a child missing some mandated vaccines as a "Typhoid Mary" and bar him from schools or doctor's offices--even though nobody ever caught a disease from a child that wasn't infected with it.
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Typhoid Mary: A Historical Episode to Teach Central Themes in an Introductory Microbiology Course.
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.