Please write a 750 words for a documentary . Do not write a summarysee the instructions in the attached file.

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The Most Dangerous Woman in America Essay
Mary Mallon was one of the first identified healthy carriers of typhoid. It is estimated that she is
responsible for 51 confirmed cases of typhoid and three deaths. 1 Public health officials and the Mayor
of New York forced her to be quarantined on two separate occasions for a total 26 years. In
approximately 750-1,000 words address whether you believe her forced isolation was justified and
discuss the ethical implications. In your argument, you may want to elaborate on US laws regarding
quarantine and the role of immigration. Remember to think about the right of the individual vs the right
of a society to remain/maintain health and what are the legal and ethical implications for the side you
choose to support. Think about that by the time she died health officials identified more than 400 other
healthy carriers of Salmonella typhi that were not forcibly confined.1 You may also want to consider if
there are any examples of people are diseases that parallel what happened to Mary? This assignment
will be worth 30 points.
Note if you write a summary of the documentary rather than an argumentative essay, you will not
receive credit.

You can find the assessment rubric on the next page.
Assignment Rubric
-Clear purpose
-Critical and original
(worth 10 points)
-Structured argument
(worth 10 points)
Grammar and
-Sentence Structure
-Proper citations
(worth 10 points)
Total Possible Points
Inadequate (0-4.99)
Adequate but needs
improvement (5-7.99)
Central argument is
Central argument and
absent or unclear.
clarity of purpose are
Little or no evidence is generally evident
provided to support
throughout the essay.
Evidence of critical,
No critical or original
careful thought and
thoughts exemplified
throughout the paper.
There are good,
relevant supporting
examples and
There is no apparent
The paper has clear
organization to the
paper. Comments are
structure with some
sporadic and difficult to digressions/irrelevant
follow rational for
argument. The essay is The flow of the paper is
a summary rather than natural and easy to
an argument
There is a clear
Excessive spelling
Rarely uses proper
sentence structure.
No/incorrect citations.
Sentence structure and
grammar, generally
strong, with only
occasional lapses in
punctuation, citation,
style and spelling.
Meets Expectations
Central argument is
well developed and the
entirety of the paper is
clear and relevant.
Multiple bodies of
supporting evidence.
Fully developed and
critical insights.
The paper is logically
The flow of the paper is
natural, easy to read
and the argument is
fully developed.
There is a clear
introduction with
supporting evidence as
well as a strong
insightful conclusion.
Sentence structure and
grammar are excellent.
Correct use of
punctuation and
citation style, no
spelling errors.

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