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Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – November 11, 1938), better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. She was presumed to have infected some 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook.  She was forcibly isolated twice by public health authorities and died after a total of nearly three decades in isolation.

Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – November 11, 1938), better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. She was presumed to have infected some 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook. She was forcibly isolated twice by public health authorities and died after a total of nearly three decades in isolation.

The Story of Typhoid Mary - 1900s History

The Sad Story of a Woman Responsible for Several Typhoid Outbreaks

Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – November 11, 1938), better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. She was presumed to have infected some 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook.  She was forcibly isolated twice by public health authorities and died after nearly three decades altogether in isolation.

Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – November 11, 1938), better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. She was presumed to have infected some 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook. She was forcibly isolated twice by public health authorities and died after nearly three decades altogether in isolation.

Mary Mallon is also known as Typhoid Mary. From 1901-1907, she cooked for a number of families spreading Typhoid throughout N.Y. In 1907 she was quarantined, but was released in 1910 under the condition that she never again work as a cook. In 1915, an outbreak of typhoid fever was traced to a hospital cook: "Mrs. Brown." This turned out to be Mary Mallon cooking under an assumed name. She was immediately sent back to North Brother Island, where she was forced to remain for the rest of her…

Mary Mallon is also known as Typhoid Mary. From 1901-1907, she cooked for a number of families spreading Typhoid throughout N.Y. In 1907 she was quarantined, but was released in 1910 under the condition that she never again work as a cook. In 1915, an outbreak of typhoid fever was traced to a hospital cook: "Mrs. Brown." This turned out to be Mary Mallon cooking under an assumed name. She was immediately sent back to North Brother Island, where she was forced to remain for the rest of her…

Typhoid Mary The Sad Story of a Woman Responsible for Several Typhoid Outbreaks

The Sad Story of a Woman Responsible for Several Typhoid Outbreaks

Typhoid Mary The Sad Story of a Woman Responsible for Several Typhoid Outbreaks

The Sad Story of a Woman Responsible for Several Typhoid Outbreaks: An illustration of Typhoid Mary that appeared in 1909 in The New York American.

The Sad Story of a Woman Responsible for Several Typhoid Outbreaks

The Sad Story of a Woman Responsible for Several Typhoid Outbreaks: An illustration of Typhoid Mary that appeared in 1909 in The New York American.

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