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Today in History: March 27

Today in History: March 27

1915  Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) arrested and quarantined at Riverside Hospital in New York City until her death in 1938.  She had been arrested and quarantined several times.  Although immune to the disease, she was a carrier of the bacillus and spread it wherever she worked as a cook.  Though she promised not to, she continued to cook for the public and was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid from 1904 through 1914.

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