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Typhoid Mary: The Story of Mary Mallon

Typhoid Mary: The Story of Mary Mallon

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Typhoid Mary: The Story of Mary Mallon

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45 pages
23 minutes
Sortie:
Nov 8, 2011
ISBN:
9781466130500
Format:
Livre

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Ask most adults who Typhoid Mary was, and they'll tell you a lie. They'll tell you she was someone who killed hundreds of people. Maybe even thousands. They'll tell you she was a woman who knew she had a deadly disease and didn't care that she spread it to others. But is it true? No. Most of it is not true. Here is Mary's story.

Read about her early beginnings as a 15-year-old girl who traveled alone from Ireland to New York. There she had to find a job, so she began work as a servant. After several years she worked her way up to being a cook, and people said she was a great cook. Mary had no trouble finding jobs, until the families she worked for started catching typhoid.

Suddenly Mary was arrested and sent to an island. There she was tied to a hospital bed and forced to give samples of her blood, urine and feces for the doctors to test on. She was being used to test all kinds of drugs.

Finally one of the newspapers took her side, along with many people. The Health Department decided that if Mary agreed not to cook for people, they would set her free.

Mary agreed. She got a job working in a laundry, but it was hard work and didn't pay enough. Mary was cold and starving. She also believed she had never had typhoid and that she was simply chosen by the Health Department to run tests on because she was all alone in America. No one would fight for her. So Mary decided to fight for herself. She changed her name and went back to work as a cook.

Find out what happens when typhoid shows up at Mary's new job and the Health Department is called in again!

Sortie:
Nov 8, 2011
ISBN:
9781466130500
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Caitlind Alexander is the author of over 60 books for children, including the Jamie and Kendall Broderick Mystery series, the 14 Fun Facts and 101 Fun Facts series, the Wonderful World of Animals Series, and the Miss Jones series.She lives in California where she loves to visit historic places and learn about new things. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world.

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Typhoid Mary - Caitlind L. Alexander

TYPHOID MARY

The Story of Mary Mallon

By Caitlind L. Alexander

A LearningIsland.com

Biography

Editor: Jennifer Robinson

Smashwords Edition

(c) Copyright 2004 Caitlind L. Alexander. All rights reserved.

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Typhoid Mary: The Story of Mary Mallon / Caitlind L. Alexander

Summary: A biography highlighting the life of Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary.

1. Typhoid Mary. Juvenile Literature. 2. Mary Mallon. Juvenile Literature. 3. Typhoid. Juvenile Literature.

Created in USA

Reading Level: 4.9

Words: 5832

Ages 8 and up.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Coming to New York

Chapter 2: Illness

Chapter 3: Accusing Mary

Chapter 4: Capture!

Chapter 5: Imprisoned!

Chapter 6: Release

Chapter 7: Captured Again

About the Author

Chapter 1: Coming to New York

Ask most adults who Typhoid Mary was, and they'll tell you a lie. They'll tell you she was someone who killed hundreds of people, maybe even thousands. They'll tell you she was a woman who knew she had a deadly disease and didn't care that she spread it to others.

But is it true?

No. Most of it is not true. Here is Mary's story.

Mary Mallon was born on September 23, 1869 in Cookstown, Ireland. When she was 15 years old, Mary came to the United States.

Very little is known about Mary’s early years in Ireland, or why she came to America alone. She must have been a very

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    Wow, what a story. I never knew the story of Typhoid Mary, but I've heard of her. This story is so sad.