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  • Published: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation, c2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Description: 4 videodisc (225 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 9781593757397 (set) :
  • 1593757395 (set)
  • 783421418394

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Epidemic : ebola, AIDS, bird flu and typhoid

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Call number: DVD 614.49 Ep

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Originally produced for NOVA in association with WGBH Boston in 2004.

Based on the book Typhoid Mary: captive to the public's health / Judith Walzer Leavitt.

disc. 1. Ebola: the plague fighters -- disc. 2. Surviving AIDS -- disc. 3. Bird flu: how safe are we? -- disc. 4. Typhoid Mary: the most dangerous woman in America.

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.

DVD, letterboxed presentation; Dolby Digital; full screen.

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