The Real Life of Mary Mallon, the Infamous Typhoid Mary

Far more than the stuff of legends, Typhoid Mary wreaked havoc on 20th-century New York City.

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  • Mallon, left, in the Riverside Hospital.Photo Credit: Public domain
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  • A Board of Health publication explaining Mallon's predicament.

    Photo Credit: Public domain
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  • A poster explaining how typhoid may be passed.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons