Typhoid Mary

Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Mary Mallon, better known as "Typhoid Mary."

Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Mary Mallon, more commonly known as “Typhoid Mary” or “the most dangerous woman in America.” In the July 22, 1909 issue of The Ridgefield Press it said: “A woman who worked as cook for Ridgefield people, and who is called ‘Typhoid Mary,’ has been kept a prisoner in quarantine at North Brother Island for the past two years. It is said she was responsible for six cases of typhoid fever in one family in this town. She is said to be immune herself, but can communicate the disease to others. She is known by several persons in Ridgefield.”

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