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Most Dangerous Woman In America, The
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Interweaving biography and social history, this episode tells the extraordinary story of Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary. She gained this notoriety by being the first person in North America to be identified as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever. Despite her indignant protests of innocence, she was incarcerated for years on an island in the East River. Mary Mallon's saga throws into vivid relief the emerging science of public health, and the social, ethical and legal dilemmas it posed to its pioneers at the turn of the 20th century.

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Chicago: “NOVA; Most Dangerous Woman In America, The,” 08/25/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A96D170221E43D4B3F0991D18229029.
MLA: “NOVA; Most Dangerous Woman In America, The.” 08/25/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A96D170221E43D4B3F0991D18229029>.
APA: NOVA; Most Dangerous Woman In America, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A96D170221E43D4B3F0991D18229029
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