Who was Typhoid Mary?

It wasn’t “Bloody Mary,” who was someone else entirely, but “Typhoid Mary,” once called “the most dangerous woman in America,” who personally caused at least a dozen outbreaks of typhoid fever. She was born Mary Mallon, around 1870, and Charles Panati calls her a “one-woman epidemic.” Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella typhi, a bacillus … Continue reading Who was Typhoid Mary?