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What the City of New York Did to "Typhoid Mary" Was Pretty Horrific

What the City of New York Did to "Typhoid Mary" Was Pretty Horrific

March 27, 1915 – Typhoid Mary (real name Mary Mallon), the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life. Although she never showed symptoms of typhoid fever herself, she was presumed to have infected some 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook.

March 27, 1915 – Typhoid Mary (real name Mary Mallon), the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life. Although she never showed symptoms of typhoid fever herself, she was presumed to have infected some 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook.

Typhoid Mary.  Mary Mallon was the most infamous patient at North Brother Island where she spent nearly three decades of her life. Despite being healthy, she was a carrier of the typhoid virus  – and is believed to have been responsible for 43 infections and three deaths.  When she died and autopsy performed, there were live typhoid in her body.

Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

Typhoid Mary. Mary Mallon was the most infamous patient at North Brother Island where she spent nearly three decades of her life. Despite being healthy, she was a carrier of the typhoid virus – and is believed to have been responsible for 43 infections and three deaths. When she died and autopsy performed, there were live typhoid in her body.

This picture represents the cholera outbreak in 1854 and John Snow, the father of modern epidemiology, was able to trace the source and help contain the epidemic.

This picture represents the cholera outbreak in 1854 and John Snow, the father of modern epidemiology, was able to trace the source and help contain the epidemic.

Malaria Is The 'Greatest Success Story In Global Health': Nonprofit

Malaria Is The 'Greatest Success Story In Global Health': Nonprofit

They immediately christened her “Typhoid Mary.” One newspaper illustration depicted Mary breaking egg-sized skulls into a skillet.

They immediately christened her “Typhoid Mary.” One newspaper illustration depicted Mary breaking egg-sized skulls into a skillet.

no, i'm not a skin doctor and even if i was i still wouldn't want to look at your rash

no, i'm not a skin doctor and even if i was i still wouldn't want to look at your rash

This image pokes fun at the phrase "double blind study." The aim of a double-blinded study is to eliminate bias since neither the subject nor the investigators are aware of the  subjects' group assignments. In the image, the two researchers appear to have failed to transfer solution from a test tube into a flask because they are blindfolded.

This image pokes fun at the phrase "double blind study." The aim of a double-blinded study is to eliminate bias since neither the subject nor the investigators are aware of the subjects' group assignments. In the image, the two researchers appear to have failed to transfer solution from a test tube into a flask because they are blindfolded.

Women will walk 10 kilometers in the heat with their child to line up for the vaccine. They know the power of vaccines.  We take tuem for granted here in the US because we have not seen these diseases or our children die from them.

Melinda Gates has the perfect response to the anti-vaccine movement

Women will walk 10 kilometers in the heat with their child to line up for the vaccine. They know the power of vaccines. We take tuem for granted here in the US because we have not seen these diseases or our children die from them.

"Medical ethics and the American ideal of personal liberty dictate the importance of informed consent, but our medical establishment has failed us in this area. I urge health practitioners to take this responsibility seriously and help restore truly informed consent: that which provides full and accurate information about the proposed treatment, offers a survey of the alternatives unbiased by majority opinion or financial interests, and leaves the ultimate decision in the hands of the only…

What is Informed Consent

"Medical ethics and the American ideal of personal liberty dictate the importance of informed consent, but our medical establishment has failed us in this area. I urge health practitioners to take this responsibility seriously and help restore truly informed consent: that which provides full and accurate information about the proposed treatment, offers a survey of the alternatives unbiased by majority opinion or financial interests, and leaves the ultimate decision in the hands of the only…

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