Fever: A Novel

Fever - Mary Beth Keane

Really interesting look at NYC and epidemiology in the early 20th century.  Mary was the first identified healthy carrier of typhoid and was treated really terribly.  She was treated like a criminal, even though she had no idea that she carried typhoid in her system because she'd never been sick.  I'd recommend this book to people who liked The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World and are interested in the development of epidemiology and strong women.