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Typhoid Mary, the most dangerous woman in America / a film by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. for NOVA in association with WGBH/Boston ; produced by Peter Frumkin ; written and directed by Nancy Porter.

Porter, Nancy W. (Added Author). Frumkin, Peter. (Added Author). Donat, Richard. (Added Author). Griffin, Marian Tomas. (Added Author). Leavitt, Judith Walzer. Typhoid Mary. (Added Author). Nancy Porter Productions. (Added Author). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Added Author). WGBH Educational Foundation. (Added Author). WGBH Video (Firm) (Added Author). Marian Tomas Griffin, Jere Shea, Natalie Rose. (Cast).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria DOCUMENTARY TYP (Text) 37521530695032 AMPL Adult DVD Documentary Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown ADVD 614.5112 T991 (Text) 79361000020645 Adult Nonfiction DVDs Available -
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Princeton PL - Princeton DVD Documentary Typhoid (Text) 30890000575082 DVD/Blu-ray Upper Level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 159375177X
  • ISBN: 9781593751777
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation : [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book Typhoid Mary: captive to the public's health / Judith Walzer Leavitt.
Originally produced in 2004 for the television program Nova.
Special features include: Printable teaching materials on PDF; Access to NOVA web site.
Formatted Contents Note:
Printable materials for educators -- Access to Nova website.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Boyd Estus ; editing, Peter Rhodes ; music, Claudio Ragazzi.
Participant or Performer Note:
Marian Tomas Griffin, Jere Shea, Natalie Rose.
Narrated by Richard Donat.
Summary, etc.:
In 1906 in America it was first discovered that humans could transmit typhoid fever. This is a dramatization of the outbreak and a profile of Irish cook Mary Mallon, known as 'Typhoid Mary'. Quarantined against her will, the story reveals the newfound power of health officials to protect the masses, often at the expense of personal liberties.
System Details Note:
DVD; letterboxed presentation; Dolby Digital.
Computer with DVD-ROM drive and Internet access required for special features.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; described video for the visually impaired.
Subject: Typhoid Mary, 1869-1938.
Typhoid fever > New York (State) > New York > History.
Quarantine > New York (State) > New York > History.
Typhoid Mary, d. 1938.
Typhoid Fever > history > New York.
Quarantine > history > New York.
Genre: Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Historical > Television.
Biographical (Nonfiction) > Television.

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