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NOVA: Typhoid Mary - The Most Dangerous Woman in America
     

NOVA: Typhoid Mary - The Most Dangerous Woman in America

 

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This film examines the outbreak of Typhoid Fever that sacked the posh summer community of Oyster Bay, Long Island in 1906. Investigations later revealed that a single, Irish cook-a woman who was perfectly healthy by all appearances-was the source of the outbreak and was henceforth known as Typhoid Mary. Using modern technology to examine this event of the past, the

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This film examines the outbreak of Typhoid Fever that sacked the posh summer community of Oyster Bay, Long Island in 1906. Investigations later revealed that a single, Irish cook-a woman who was perfectly healthy by all appearances-was the source of the outbreak and was henceforth known as Typhoid Mary. Using modern technology to examine this event of the past, the film offers ideas about communicable disease and the role of the medical community in protecting the public at large.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/04/2005
UPC:
0783421380493
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh
Time:
1:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to the NOVA web site; Scene selection; Closed captions; Described video for the visually impaired

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [3:37]
2. George Soper Finds the Key [7:05]
3. The "New" Cause of Disease [11:03]
4. Alone in America [11:27]
5. Two Years of North Brother Island [9:14]
6. Mary Mallon's Legacy [13:14]

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