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"Typhoid Mary" Mallon the unfortunate cook Phenomná

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This week we uncover the story of "Typhoid Mary" the unfortunate Irish cook whose name has become synonymous with disease and pestilence. More than just a pop culture reference, listen now to hear her full story.



Notes/ References

Dictionary Of Irish Biography: Mallon, Mary (‘Typhoid Mary’)

“Controlling Typhoid Mary.” Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness, by Trevor Hopppe, 1st ed., University of California Press, Oakland, California, 2018, pp. 17–42.

Chan, Kit Yee, and Daniel D. Reidpath. “‘Typhoid Mary’ and ‘HIV Jane’: Responsibility, Agency and Disease Prevention.” Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 11, no. 22, 2003, pp. 40–50. 

Leavitt, Judith Walzer. “‘Typhoid Mary’ Strikes Back Bacteriological Theory and Practice in Early Twentieth-Century Public Health.” Isis, vol. 83, no. 4, 1992, pp. 608–629.

BBC: How Typhoid Mary left a trail of scandal and death

Washington Post: Yes, there really was a ‘Typhoid Mary,’ an asymptomatic carrier who infected her patrons

This week we uncover the story of "Typhoid Mary" the unfortunate Irish cook whose name has become synonymous with disease and pestilence. More than just a pop culture reference, listen now to hear her full story.



Notes/ References

Dictionary Of Irish Biography: Mallon, Mary (‘Typhoid Mary’)

“Controlling Typhoid Mary.” Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness, by Trevor Hopppe, 1st ed., University of California Press, Oakland, California, 2018, pp. 17–42.

Chan, Kit Yee, and Daniel D. Reidpath. “‘Typhoid Mary’ and ‘HIV Jane’: Responsibility, Agency and Disease Prevention.” Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 11, no. 22, 2003, pp. 40–50. 

Leavitt, Judith Walzer. “‘Typhoid Mary’ Strikes Back Bacteriological Theory and Practice in Early Twentieth-Century Public Health.” Isis, vol. 83, no. 4, 1992, pp. 608–629.

BBC: How Typhoid Mary left a trail of scandal and death

Washington Post: Yes, there really was a ‘Typhoid Mary,’ an asymptomatic carrier who infected her patrons

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