Robert E. Lee--our "national" hero..embodied all the qualities we Southerners find admirable in a man. Abraham Lincoln offered him the command of the Union Forces but he could not bear arms against his beloved Virginia.
Typhoid Mary. Mary Mallon was the most infamous patient at North Brother Island where she spent nearly three decades of her life. Despite being healthy, she was a carrier of the typhoid virus – and is believed to have been responsible for 43 infections and three deaths. When she died and autopsy performed, there were live typhoid in her body.