Book Review: Fatal Fever

Fatal Fever by Gail Jarrow


Published by Calkins Creek in 2015.

While Terrible Typoid Mary focuses on Mary Mallon, Fatal Fever focuses on typhoid disease at the turn of the century. With bright, colorful pictures, this book will keep readers interested.

This book focuses on the dangers of typhoid, how it is spread, and  healthy carriers, with a focus on Mary Mallon.Dr. George Soper and Dr. Josephine Baker are well represented in why they targetted Mary, but Mary’s perspecitve is lacking.

With a great list of resources and references, this book is a great example of good research with a focus on the CDC and primary sources. Even with being a non fiction book, the book presents the infomation in a way that is simple, and entertaining.



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