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View Resource NOVA: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Mary Mallon was an Irish immigrant who worked as a cook in and around New York City during the first years of the 20th century. Today she is better known popularly as "Typhoid Mary", due to the fact that she infected approximately 47 persons with typhoid fever and also for the massive publicity that surrounded her later imprisonment and long battle to clear her name. This engaging website serves...