April 28, 1923

L'Infection Bacillaire et la Tuberculose chez l'Homme et chez les Animaux.

Author Affiliations

Processus d'infection et de Défense Étude Biologique et Expérimentale. Par A. Calmette. Second edition. Paper. Price, 50 francs net. Pp. 644, with 56 illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1922.

JAMA. 1923;80(17):1265. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640440079032

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


The second edition differs little from the first. A chapter has been added on chemotherapy, and recent contributions in other fields are briefly described, such as the auto-urine reaction of Wildbolz. For the benefit of those who have not read the first edition, it may be said that this is a high-grade, comprehensive treatment of the nature of tuberculosis, as seen by one who is essentially an investigator and a laboratory man, and one who is particularly interested in the problems of resistance to the infection. Several well written chapters are given to the natural means of defense within the body, and the last quarter of the book is devoted entirely to the subject of immunity. Calmette's own researches in the field of experimental immunization are too well known to require comment. It is worthy of note that he does not stress them in this book to the exclusion of

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview