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Most Dangerous Woman in America, The

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

In Her Own Words
Read the letter Mary Mallon wrote when she petitioned the courts for her release and look at the original version in her handwriting. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Typhoid Mary: Villain or Victim?
Find out what one historian thinks about the decisions made by Mary Mallon and public health officials of the time and what individuals and society should to consider when addressing similar problems faced today. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

History of Quarantine
Follow the evolution of quarantine, from Roman times to the present, in this illustrated time line. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)

Disease Detective
Use basic field epidemiology methods to trace the outbreak of a mysterious illness to its source. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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