Fever by Mary Beth Keane
This is the story of an ordinary woman trying to make a living in hard times that is stalked and harassed by a doctor telling her that she is making people sick. Mary doesn’t believe him, nor do many of her friends and acquaintances, because the idea is just too hard to comprehend. Mary isn’t sick so how can she make others sick through cooking? And can Mary stop cooking when she is making a salary many times that of a laundress?
A very human face is put to the woman who was given the infamous moniker.