Definition of Mary Mallon
1. Noun. United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938).
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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"When Commissioner of Health of New York City, my attention was called to a certain cook named Mary Mallon, or as she was called in the newspapers, ..."
2. Human Infection Carriers: Their Significance, Recognition and Management by Charles Edmund Simon (1919)
"While under observation she aroused the suspicions of the Health Department, and it was surmised that she might be the famous Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon). ..."
3. Transactions by American Institute of Mining Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME. (1918)
"A careful inquiry as to the cause of the outbreak led to the discovery that Mary Mallon was the cook. The only way in which she could ..."
4. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"Mary Mallon was a cook in a family for three years, and in 1901 she developed typhoid fever. About the same time a visitor to the family had the disease. ..."
5. Water-supply: (considered Principally from a Sanitary Standpoint) by William Pitt Mason (1916)
"It will be remembered that Mary Mallon (" Typhoid Mary ") was discovered by Soper in 1907. He secured evidence showing that this woman had, by her working ..."
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