Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary

The Most Dangerous Woman in America

DVD - 2005
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In 1906 in America it was first discovered that humans could transmit typhoid fever. This is a dramatization of the outbreak and a profile of Irish cook Mary Mallon, known as 'Typhoid Mary'. Quarantined against her will, the story reveals the newfound power of health officials to protect the masses, often at the expense of personal liberties.
Publisher: [Boston, Mass. :] : WGBH Educational Foundation, c2005
Branch Call Number: DVD 614.5112 T991
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : digital sd., col. ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)


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Sep 07, 2015

So disappointed as there is no closed caption. I have to mark a movie down if no closed caption. I wish there was some way of knowing whether cc or not before checking it out.

Elaineslibrarylogon Jun 02, 2011

The story of "Typhoid Mary" is sad and was well told in this documentary.

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