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Judith Walzer Leavitt

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Typhoid Mary
Captive to the Public's Health
Written by Judith Walzer Leavitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 31, 1997
Price: $24.00

She was an Irish immigrant cook. Between 1900 and 1907, she infected twenty-two New Yorkers with typhoid fever through her puddings and cakes; one of them died. Tracked down through epidemiological detective work, she was finally apprehended as she hid behind a barricade of trashcans. To protect the public’s health, authorities... Read more >
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Typhoid Mary
Captive to the Public's Health
Written by Judith Walzer Leavitt


Format: eBook
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $24.00

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