Fatal Fever

Fatal Fever

Tracking Down Typhoid Mary

Book - 2015
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In March 1907, the lives of three remarkable people collided at a New York City brownstone where Mary Mallon worked as a cook. They were brought together by typhoid fever, a dreaded scourge that killed tens of thousands of Americans each year. Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary is the first middle-grade trade book that tells the true story of the woman who unwittingly spread deadly bacteria, the epidemiologist who discovered her trail of infection, and the health department that decided her fate. This gripping story follows this tragic disease as it shatters lives from the early twentieth century to today. It will keep readers on the edges of the seats wondering what happened to Mary and the innocent typhoid victims. With glossary, timeline, list of well-known typhoid sufferers and victims, further resource section, author's note, and source notes.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania :, Calkins Creek,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781620915974
Branch Call Number: 614.511 J
Characteristics: 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm


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Jan 24, 2017

Well written. Medicine, history, public policy are all covered. Highly recommended.

Gabi_Dubh Apr 13, 2016

A medical thriller documenting the challenges presented to doctors to contain the American Typhoid epidemic. Brilliantly depicted and documented with period photos.


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