Typhoid Mary

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 7/28/2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Join historian Leslie Goddard as she discusses the infamous Typhoid Mary. Between 1900 and 1907, an Irish immigrant cook named Mary infected dozens of New Yorkers with typhoid fever. Tracked down through detective work, she was finally taken into custody and quarantined on an island off Manhattan, where she died decades later. This fascinating lecture tells the remarkable story of the woman known as Typhoid Mary and why she is remembered as the first "healthy" carrier of a deadly virus. At a time when viruses pose serious questions about the threats and quandaries of epidemics, Typhoid Mary’s story couldn’t be more timely.

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Contact: Community Engagement Department
Presenter: Leslie Goddard