Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary
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  • Mary was born on September 23, 1869.
  • Mary immagrated to America from Ireland at age 15, and in america she learned that she loved to cook
  • In the summer of 1906, New York banker Charles Henry Warren took his family on a vacation. He rented a summer home and hired Mary as their cook. In August one of the daughters turned ill with typhoid soon after more people in the house got it, six out of eleven people caught the disease.
  • In March 1907,  Soper had found Mallon in her place of work and approached her to ask for urine, blood, or feces samples to test her for typhoid. But Mary got mad and attacked Soper and soper got away. 
  • Soper went to talk to Biggs at the New York Health Department and Biggs a\greed with Soper's hypothesis.  Biggs sent  Dr. Baker to talk to Mallon. When Dr. Baker came to Mallon's house she was prepared for them this time. When Mallon answered the door she tried to attack Baker but baker moved out of the way and she ran into a officer. Mallone ran away hiding. 
  • After five hours of searching for mallon they found her  in a airway closet. Mallon came out swearing and fighting and Baker tried to reason with her and tellher the reason that they were doing this. Finally when Mallon understood she was already being prosecuted.
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