This is a 26 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Science & Medicine – Key Figures – Typhoid Mary. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides and to the presentation as you need to.
Mary Mallon, was an immigrant woman working in NYC in the early 1900’s. Known as Typhoid Mary, she became the most famous symbol of infectious disease in the USA. Mary seemed a healthy woman when a health inspector knocked on her door in 1907, yet she was the cause of several typhoid fever outbreaks. Since Mary was the first "healthy carrier" of typhoid fever in the USA, she did not understand how someone not sick could spread disease, so she tried to fight back. After a trial and then a short run from health officials, Typhoid Mary was recaptured and forced to live in relative seclusion upon North Brother Island off New York.
Typhoid fever was one of the 20th century's most terrifying killers, in part because an infection could spread through a house well before anyone knew what they were dealing withThe death rate of those infected is estimated at anywhere between 1 in 10 and 3 in 10. In the 1900s, doctors finally believed they could get a handle on outbreaks of typhoid fever. They had determined that bacteria were the cause of the disease, and could tell if the bacteria - usually transmitted through contact with feces, was present in a patient.
For 23 years, Mary Mallon remained imprisoned on the island, during which she was sometimes neglected and sometimes showed off to visiting interns of officials. She was forced to give 163 samples of various bodily substances to the doctors there, 120 of which tested positive for the bacteria. Because the bacteria were often found in her gallbladder, various doctors pressured her to have her gallbladder removed, but she refused.
Although Mallon maintained she was not a carrier of typhoid until the day she died, her behavior suggests that she guessed something was wrong. She changed her name many times. She had a habit of quietly leaving a household after typhoid broke out, and making no mention of it at her next place of employment. Exactly what Mallon knew about her condition, and what she believed, will always remain a mystery.
The presentation covers the following;
Symptom’s & Diagnosis
The Warren Family
Mary’s Work History
Prison & Isolation
Release from Prison
Back to Cooking
Did She Know?
Other “Typhoid Mary’s”
Why Such Treatment?
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