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Who was "typhoid mary"?
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Dr. James Eitner
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In brief: Healthy Carrier
Mary mallon was the first healthy carrier of typhoid identified in the us.
She was an irish immigrant, who worked as a cook. Hygiene was not high on the list in the early 1900's, so it was likely that mary did not wash her hands between the bathroom and kitchen. She was traced to ~30+ illnesses with 3 deaths. The story of her discovery and capture is very interesting. Google it 4 mor info.

In brief: Healthy Carrier
Mary mallon was the first healthy carrier of typhoid identified in the us.
She was an irish immigrant, who worked as a cook. Hygiene was not high on the list in the early 1900's, so it was likely that mary did not wash her hands between the bathroom and kitchen. She was traced to ~30+ illnesses with 3 deaths. The story of her discovery and capture is very interesting. Google it 4 mor info.
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