NOVA

Season 32 Episode 5

The Most Dangerous Woman in America

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 12, 2004 on PBS
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The Most Dangerous Woman in America
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The Most Dangerous Woman in America looks at the unfortunate life of "Typhoid Mary." This 2004 episode from the science series NOVA follows Irish immigrant, Mary Mallon, a household cook who unknowingly spread typhoid fever wherever she worked at the turn of the century. Once identified as a healthy carrier of the virus, Mary refused to believe she could be spreading disease. Authorities incarcerated her for the later part of her life to protect the public.moreless

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