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November 14, 1931

Documents pour servir à l'étude de la vaccination préventive de la tuberculose par le B C G en France.

JAMA. 1931;97(20):1486. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730200062038

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This pamphlet contains an introductory outline of the history of B C G, which will prove useful to those who have not followed the original literature and frequent reviews on this subject. It is frankly argumentative and propagandist, with admitted bias. The opening chapters are followed by brief documents from the several departments of France indicating the extent to which B C G has been used. Many of these are supplemented by short favorable quotations from those who have administered the vaccine. Not a few of these emanate from midwives, and all are of the testimonial type in disrepute in this country. They will not be taken seriously by a scientific reader, except as evidence of widespread and genuine good will toward the method in France. The tabulated material indicates the extent of usage in France rather than success of the method. In the six pages devoted to recording the

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