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Primary Sources: Workshops in American History; Disease and History: Typhoid Mary and the Search for Perfect Control

01/26/2001

Primary Sources Show 7 Disease and History CLOSED CAPTIONED MASTER


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Series
Primary Sources: Workshops in American History
Program
Disease and History: Typhoid Mary and the Search for Perfect Control
Program Number

7

Series Description

Series release date: 2001

Program Description

This workshop looks at the history of infectious disease in America — particularly typhoid, diphtheria, and polio — and their "conquest" by medical research and public health regulation. With the aid of contemporary medical journal articles and New York City health records, the onscreen participants investigate the medical and civil liberties issues exemplified by the case of "Typhoid Mary" Mallon. Facing off as either Board of Health officials or friends of Mary Mallon, workshop participants debate the typhoid carrier’s fate.

Duration

00:58:03

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Primary Sources: Workshops in American History; Disease and History: Typhoid Mary and the Search for Perfect Control,” 01/26/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E692A2BCB7BA4A1ABA207784EA8176E6.
MLA: “Primary Sources: Workshops in American History; Disease and History: Typhoid Mary and the Search for Perfect Control.” 01/26/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E692A2BCB7BA4A1ABA207784EA8176E6>.
APA: Primary Sources: Workshops in American History; Disease and History: Typhoid Mary and the Search for Perfect Control. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E692A2BCB7BA4A1ABA207784EA8176E6
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