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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mallon, Mary Known as "Typhoid Mary.” 1870?-1938. Irish-born American cook and immune carrier of typhoid fever who while moving from job to job infected more than 50 people with the disease. After health officials found her, she was institutionalized for much of the rest of her life.

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  • n. United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)

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