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Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America Kindle Edition
Long Island, 1906: Mary Mallon has been working as a cook for a wealthy family for just a few weeks when members of the household were felled by typhoid. Mary herself wasn’t sick—but as it turned out, she was a carrier—a healthy person who spread the disease to others.
When the New York City Board of Health found out about her, she was arrested and quarantined on an island. This biography tells the story of what she went through as she became the subject of a tabloid scandal. How she was treated by medical and legal officials reveals a lesser-known story of human and constitutional rights, entangled with the science of pathology and enduring questions about who Mary Mallon really was. How did her name become synonymous with deadly disease? And who is really responsible for the lasting legacy of Typhoid Mary?
This thorough exploration also includes archival photographs and primary sources, an author's note, a timeline, annotated source notes, and bibliography.
From School Library Journal
—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Expertly weaving together both historical background and contemporary knowledge about disease and public health, Bartoletti enlivens Mallon's story with engrossing anecdotes and provocative critical inquiry while debunking misconceptions."
—Booklist, starred review
"[A] thoroughly researched biography."
* "Bartoletti skillfully weaves the answers into the beginning of the story, before moving on to Soper's cat-and-mouse game of tracking Mary down and then keeping her quarantined for most of the rest of her life...excellent nonfiction."
—Horn Book Magazine, starred review
"A very comprehensive and engaging account of the sad life story of Mary Mallon."
"Bartoletti delivers a fast-moving biography of Mallon herself...Enthusiastic and accessible, but it remains respectful, offering understanding and empathy for the numerous people affected by the outbreaks that followed in Mallon's wake."
- ASIN : B012LPXHUQ
- Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers; Annotated edition (August 4, 2015)
- Publication date : August 4, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 13922 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 243 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #601,192 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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