Medicine: Cure for Typhoid Carriers?

Mary Mallon, a peripatetic cook, was a famed typhoid carrier, i.e., she was a walking factory of typhoid germs, to which she herself was immune. It was known that Typhoid Mary gave the disease to 57 people before she was finally caught and confined to New York City's North Brother Island, where she died in November 1938. Last week Health News, bulletin of the New York State Health Department, reported a successor to Typhoid Mary. "Like Mary Mallon, Sally is a cook by trade." At the age of 23 she had an attack of typhoid fever....

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