Typhoid Mary in Hospital Bed
(Original Caption) New York, NY- Mary Mallon(1870?-1938), known as "Typhoid Mary". She was the first person identified as a carrier of typhoid bacilli in the United States. Herself immune to the disease, she spread typhoid while working as a cook in the New York City area. She is pictured here after having been institutionalized on Brother Island where she stayed from 1914 until her death in 1938. Ca. 1900's.