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Dr. Sara Josephine Baker: look her up. Under her watch the infant mortality rate in New York city went from being one of the worst possible to one of the most enviable, and her ideas on public health and preventative care spread far and wide. She swam against the stream her entire life and she saved thousands of people, what more do you want in a hero?

As for Tyhpoid Mary, or Mary Mallon, well I guess you'd be grouchy too if you were her! Truth be told, I came upon Dr. Baker's story because I was reading about Mary's. She seemed to have been well liked by people who weren't public officials trying to drag her into quarantine. Let's be fair: that would be a real pain in the ass. But then again you can't just walk around making people sick! It gets complicated, but take a look through this book by Judith Walzer Leavitt for a sympathetic view.


I do keep that tumblr updating with things!


I added another link to the friends list, my friend Carolyn makes apps for children over at Shortstack Apps, and they are adorable and great!


Friends:

Lynn Allingham
John Allison
Amy Ash
Dawn and Margie Beaton
Marc Bell
Sally Bloodbath
John Campbell
Scott Campbell
Ryan Carley
Anthony Clark
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Melanie Colosimo
Domitille Collardey
Jillian Comeau, Kim Carson and Michelle Skelding
Aaron Diaz
The Doug Wright Awards
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Brian Fukushima
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Andre Richard
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Smart and Bird
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Henry Svec
Matthew Trafford
Julia Wertz
Britt Wilson
Stephanie Weirathmueller
Steve Wolfhard
You've Changed Records
Chip Zdarsky



Good comic shops that have taught me a thing or two:

The Beguiling, Toronto
Strange Adventures, Halifax
Legends Comics and Books, Victoria
Desert Island, Brooklyn




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