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Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

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Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub. Date:
2015
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 7.2 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
980L
Description
From a Newbery Honor winner, “[a] well-researched biography of Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary…compelling.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
 
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.
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ISBN:
9780544776807
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 7.2, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
980L
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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.
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