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Lauren Aguirre, Executive Editor
Brenden Kootsey, Senior Web Developer
Lexi Krock, Associate Editor
David Levin, Editorial Assistant
Sonali Patel, Designer
Kate Tetreault, Intern
Peter Tyson, Editor in Chief
Anya Vinokour, Senior Designer

Special Thanks
Judith Leavitt, University of Wisconsin
Barron Lerner, Columbia University
Howard Markel, University of Michigan

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The Most Dangerous Woman in America homepage
Photo: Liane Brandon

In Her Own Words
Photo: (Mary in bed) New York American, June 20, 1909; Images: (Mary's letter; note: letter restored from copy of original that was slightly cut off on either edge) Courtesy of New York County Clerk Archives

Typhoid Mary: Villain or Victim?
Photos: (Mary and Emma Sherman) Courtesy of Ed and Bubbles Yadow; (Leavitt) Courtesy of Judith Walzer Leavitt; Images: (Mary cooking) New York American, June 20, 1909; (lab card) Courtesy of New York County Clerk Archives

History of Quarantine
Images: (skeleton cartoon, plague woodcut, fumigation oven, cholera cartoon) © Corbis Images; (Lazarus) © Corbis Images/Barnes Foundation; Photos: (Mary's cottage) Courtesy of NYC Municipal Archives; (Ellis Island) Courtesy of National Library of Medicine; (SARS patient) Corbis Images

Disease Detective
Illustrations: © WGBH/NOVA

TV Program Description
Photo: (Typhoid Mary portrait) New York American, June 30, 1909

 

Produced by
Peter Frumkin

Written and Directed by
Nancy Porter

Cast

As Mary Mallon
Marian Tomas Griffin

As George Soper
Jere Shea

As Josephine Baker
Natalie Rose

Based on the book
Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health by Judith Walzer Leavitt

Words spoken by the characters in this program were derived from their own accounts.

Co-Producer
Jennifer Pearce

Edited by
Peter Rhodes

Senior Producer
Laura LeMarr

Director of Photography
Boyd Estus

Narrated by
Richard Donat

Music
Claudio Ragazzi

Set Design
Katha Seidman

Costume Designer
Virginia Johnson

Audio Mix
Heart Punch Studio

Sound Recordists
Daniel Brook
John Cameron
Frank Coakley

Assistant Camera
Mary Anne Janke

Animation
Berle Cherney
Sean Sandefur

Online Editor and Colorist
Mark Steele

Script Consultant
Kage Glantz

Production Assistants
Damon Bundschuh
Juliet L. Hutchings

Gaffer
Guy Holt

Key Grip
Jeff King

Best Boy
Darrell Temple
Brian Corbett

Electric
Oscar Escartin
Jessica Jennings
Tony Norton

Costume Assistants
Ann Yoost Brecke
Jennifer Farrell
Luke Brown

Hair
Leah Sansouci

Make-up
Anna Brecke
Sherryn Smith

Art Dept
Danica Chipman
Shane Murray
Semane Parson

Production PA
Will Anderson

Historical Advisors
Eileen Boris
Hasia Diner
Gerald Grob
Alan Kraut
Barron Lerner
David Rosner
George Rutherford

Science Advisors
Rhoda and Jim Morris

Interns
Stacey Babb
Stacey Collins
Sean DuBois
Conor Jensen
Ann Kim
Judi Keleman
Michael Niland
Sheiron Sanchez

 

Archival Material
American Irish Historical Society
American Public Health Association
Bellevue Hospital Archives
Brown Brothers
Stanley B. Burns MD & The Burns Archive
Cambridge Historical Commission
CBC
Cells Alive
Corbis
David Chow
Culver Pictures
George Eastman House
Getty Images
Historic Films
John E. Allen
Jean Lee
Library of Congress
Joseph Lovering
Milwaukee Dept. Public Health
Museum of the City of New York
National Archives
National Library of Ireland
National Library of Medicine
New York Academy of Medicine
New York City Municipal Archives
New-York Historical Society
New York Public Library
Oyster Bay Historical Society
Martin Sandler
Wisconsin Historical Society
WPA Film Library
Wyeth Laboratories
Bubbles Yadow

Special Thanks
New York Council for the Humanities
Open Society Institute
Wyeth Laboratories
American Irish Historical Society
Jonathan Gili
John S. Marr
Tufts University

NOVA Series Graphics
National Ministry of Design

NOVA Theme
Mason Daring
Martin Brody
Michael Whalen

Closed Captioning
The Caption Center

Publicity
Jonathan Renes
Diane Buxton

Senior Researcher
Ethan Herberman

Production Coordinator
Linda Callahan

Unit Manager
Lola Norman-Salako

Paralegal
Gabriel Cohen-Leadholm

Legal Counsel
Susan Rosen Shishko

Post Production Assistant
Patrick Carey

Associate Producer, Post Production
Nathan Gunner

Post Production Supervisor
Regina O'Toole

Post Production Editor
Rebecca Nieto

Post Production Manager
Maureen Barden Lynch

Supervising Producer
Stephen Sweigart

Producer, Special Projects
Susanne Simpson

Coordinating Producer
Laurie Cahalane

Senior Science Editor
Evan Hadingham

Senior Series Producer
Melanie Wallace

Managing Director
Alan Ritsko

Senior Executive Producer
Paula S. Apsell

  

In Memory of Laura LeMarr (1959-2004)

A film by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. for NOVA in association with WGBH/Boston

© 2004 Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and WGBH Educational Foundation.

All rights reserved

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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