Fatal Fever

Fatal Fever

Tracking Down Typhoid Mary

Book - 2015
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Chronicles the story of an early 1900s typhoid fever epidemic in and around New York City, providing details as to how its carrier, Mary Mallon, a healthy professional cook, was ultimately tracked down by and stopped by sanitary engineer George Soper, who had famously eliminated the causes of an outbreak in Ithaca, New York. It also mentions other carriers and the role of Dr. Josephine Baker, who promoted child health in New York City.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, 2015
ISBN: 9781620915974
Branch Call Number: J 614.5112 J
Characteristics: 175 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,27 cm


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Jan 24, 2017

Well written. Medicine, history, public policy are all covered. Highly recommended.

Gabi_Dubh Apr 13, 2016

A medical thriller documenting the challenges presented to doctors to contain the American Typhoid epidemic. Brilliantly depicted and documented with period photos.


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