Dec 24, 2020
For a special holiday treat,
we’re going to explore two tales of salmonella disease detectives
-- the first about Mary Mallon (“Typhoid Mary”) and the birth of
the genre; and the second about a mysterious salmonella outbreak at
Massachusetts General Hospital solved with the assistance of a very
jolly patient. Along the way, we’ll talk about clinical
epidemiology, the long-lasting influence of Berton Roueché, and the
joys of being an internist!
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Education conference at
- Buckle GC, Fischer Walker CL,
and Black RE, Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever: Systematic
review to estimate global morbidity and mortality for 2010.J Glob
Health. 2012 Jun; 2(1): 010401.
- Marineli F et al, Mary Mallon
(1869-1938) and the history of typhoid fever.Ann Gastroenterol.
2013; 26(2): 132–134.
- Soper GA, The Curious Career of
Typhoid Mary, read on May 10, 1939 before the Section of Historical
and Cultural Medicine. Retrieved from:
- Norrington B, Cochineal: A
Little Insect Goes a Long Way, UCSB Geography.
- Roueche B, The Santa
Claus Culture, The New Yorker, Aug 27, 1971.
- Lang DJ et al, Carmine as a
Source of Nosocomial Salmonellosis, NEJM. Apr 13, 1967.
You can buy Medical Detectives