In Her Own Words
Read an impassioned letter Mary Mallon wrote in 1909, when she petitioned the courts for her release.
Villain or Victim?
An historian argues that public health officials should share the blame for Mallon's behavior.
History of Quarantine
Follow an illustrated chronology, from Roman times to the present.
Trace the outbreak of a mysterious illness, "dizzy fever," to its source.
TV Program Description
Links & Books
Buy the Video/DVD
Watch a Preview
Don't miss upcoming NOVA broadcasts and companion Web sites—subscribe to our