Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Ernst J. Lederle

  • Outwitting “Typhoid Mary”

    Lisa MullenneauxNew York City, New York, United States The Irish cook who infected at least forty-eight people with typhoid bacilli, three of whom died, had a surname and a history, but Americans remember her only for her germs. Mary Mallon’s physical stamina and quick wits had served her well as an immigrant struggling to survive…