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ph 101 class 12

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ph 101 class 12 Public health 101

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Typhoid Mary" Strikes Back Bacteriological Theory and Practice in Early Twentieth-Century Public Health Author(s): Judith Walzer Leavitt
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shuntynia Notetaker on Tuesday October 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Public health 101 at University of Rochester taught by Chin in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Intro to public health in Public Health at University of Rochester.


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Date Created: 10/13/15
PH101 Class 12 Article quotTyphoid Maryquot Strikes Back Bacteriological Theory and Practice in Early TwentiethCentury Public Health Authors Judith Walzer Leavitt Written in 1992 Typhoid is a fever that results from salmonella which results from consuming contaminated food or water Despite clean and filtered water though healthy people were getting typhoid fever Turns out that there could be healthy carriers of the bacterial disease Mary Mallon was the first identified healthy carrier of typhoid I where name Typhoid Mary comes from She was a cook to wealthy New Yorkers and ended up getting most of the household members sick Researchers found high levels of typhoid in her feces This was a big deal in the field of bacteriology They tried to contain Mary from everyone else and denied her liberty for 26 years This paper talks about how they tested this in the lab and the procedures The lab examined Mary s feces in 1907 She was prescribed all these medications and treated as a lab subject as researchers tried to eliminate typhoid from her body such as making her try different drugs and proposing surgery This approach was very focused on the medical approach and not a comprehensive approach Health officials in NYC said it s not about isolating Mary but they should instead limit what her activities are to avoid the spread of the disease


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