Terrible Typhoid Mary

Terrible Typhoid Mary

A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

eBook - 2015
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"What happens when a person's reputation has been forever damaged? With archival photographs and text among other primary sources, this riveting biography of Mary Mallon by the Sibert medalist and Newbery Honor winner Susan Bartoletti looks beyond the tabloid scandal of Mary's controversial life. 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 includes an author's note, timeline, annotated source notes, and bibliography"-- provided by publisher
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780544776807
0544776801
0544313674
9780544313675
Branch Call Number: eBook--Juvenile
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (229 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles

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TrKr Nov 18, 2017

The book successfully brings to life issues surrounding Mary Mellon also known as Typhoid Mary. How did they discover that she was a carrier for typhoid? Was is legal what they did to her once they found out? It is an interesting book, which is filled with details, and it answers these questions and more.

Estimated reading level fourth to sixth grade.

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