Episode 149: “Typhoid” Mary Mallon

Mary Mallon was a hardworking Irish immigrant in early 1900s New York City. She was strong, determined, and a good cook with both an extraordinary cussing vocabulary and a high concentration of¬†Salmonella typhi¬†in her digestive tract. Because of the latter, which she refused to accept and couldn’t, or wouldn’t, control the spread of, she was … Continue reading Episode 149: “Typhoid” Mary Mallon