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Typhoid Mary, 1869-1938

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Personal name headingTyphoid Mary, 1869-1938
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Variant(s)Caduff, Maria Anna, 1869-1938
Mallon, Mary, 1869-1938
Mary, Typhoid, 1869-1938
Typhoid Mary, d. 1938
LocatedNew York, N.Y.
Birth date18690923
Death date19381111
Place of birthCookstown, Northern Ireland
Place of deathNorth Brother Island, N.Y.
Field of activityCooking
Profession or occupationCooks
Found inFederspiel, J. The ballad of Typhoid Mary, c1983 (subj.) CIP t.p. (Typhoid Mary) p. 4-6 (arrived on immigrant ship 1868, claimed to be 12, named Maria) p. 44 (Mary Mallon, born as Maria Anna Caduff, listed in parish church and chancery of Graubu╠łnden, Switz.) p. 179 (d. 11/11/38 in Bronx, N.Y.)
Webster's Amer. biogr., 1979 (Typhoid Mary see Mallon, Mary; und. Mallon, Mary: (1870?-1938) "Typhoid Mary")
Encyc. Brit., 1978 (Typhoid Mary, real name Mary Mallon, d. 1938)
Typhoid Mary, 1996.
Wikipedia, May 8, 2013 (Typhoid Mary; Mary Mallon; born September 23, 1869 in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland); died November 11, 1938. She was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. She emigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1884, and from 1900 to 1907 she worked as a cook in the New York City area. She was presumed to have infected some 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook. She was forcibly isolated twice by public health authorities and died after a total of nearly three decades in isolation. She was quarantined at a clinic located on North Brother Island from 1907-1910, and again from 1915-1938, where she died from pneumonia)
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