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- ASIN : B0045I6TQM
- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA; 1st edition (October 17, 2010)
- Publication date : October 17, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 585 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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- Print length : 161 pages
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Marry was a cook and a quite good one at that. She worked in fine homes for the newly wealthy families. She was also Irish, driven from her homeland by hunger in search of a better life. She was a hard worker and to be accused of infecting others was an affront to her pride. She was not sick!
Bourdain explains what it means to be a cook and that some viewed others: customers, employers, the public with suspicion. So it was no small wonder that Mary resented all attempts to protect her and the public. She promised not to cook, but it was all she knew. She continued to cook and people continued to fall ill in her wake. Finally, the health department prevailed and hospitalized her for 23 years.
Was this legal? In 1909, yes, now, I don't know. Typhoid is not a big problem in the U.S. in 2018.