October 17, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(16):1160-1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730160042019

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Report of the Committee on the B C G Vaccine  The Academy of Medicine, at the request of Professor Calmette, appointed a committee to study the opinions from different sources on the value of his antituberculous vaccine (B C G). The committee pursued the inquiry for several weeks, making a comparison of all the statistics published to date in any country; its conclusions have recently been presented by Dr. Lesné. From these conclusions it appears that no instance has been found in which this vaccine, introduced into the organism of a child, has been transformed and has produced virulent tuberculous lesions. Furthermore, these conclusions bring out that the B C G vaccine, ingested by the new-born, is generally well tolerated. As in all other vaccinations, one observes certain transient phenomena such as swollen glands. It is emphasized also that, after children in a suspected environment have received the B C

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