Have you ever heard of Typhoid Mary? The young-adult title Terrible Typhoid Mary: a True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America by Susan Campbel Bartoletti tells us about Mary Mallon, a cook in turn-of-the-century New York City accused of being the carrier of the deadly typhoid. As health officials struggled to contain the disease, they encountered many obstacles, including Mary herself. The ebook and eaudiobook are available on Hoopla, along with titles on other diseases, including coronavirus.
WNPL’s Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, June 24, will also focus on this famous case in medicine. You can sign up for the event here.