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The "Medical Week"
Following the example of Brussels, Paris celebrated from July 14-19 its "medical week," or "journées médicales," which proved a marked success. Prof. Fernand Widal served as chairman, Professor Balthazard as commissary general and Dr. Dujarric de la Rivière (of the Pasteur Institute) as general secretary. The opening session was held at 9 a. m., July 15, in the Grand Palais in the presence of the president of the republic and several ministers. The first address was delivered by Professor Calmette of the Pasteur Institute, who devoted an hour to the presentation of the discovery of his vaccine against tuberculosis. He set forth that, after two years of experimentation, a series of 11,208 new-born infants had received, during the first ten days after birth, three doses of the vaccine at intervals of two days, or, per dose, 6 mg. of bacillary culture grown on ox bile diluted with
PARIS. JAMA. 1926;87(7):503-505. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680070049020