publication date: Sunday, July 24, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Medicine

clue: She must have been the most popular cook in New York City, because people were dying to taste her cooking.

explanation: Mallon, dubbed "Typhoid Mary" by the press, spread typhoid fever for years through her work as a cook, always denying that she could be the cause because she herself was healthy. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, and Richard Slominsky


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