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International Conference on Tuberculosis
At the seventh International Conference on Tuberculosis, held in Oslo, Italy was represented by a delegation comprising Prof. Raffaele Paolucci of the University of Bari, chairman, and Senator Maragliano of Genoa and Professor Morelli, deputy, director of the Clinica di tisiologica in Rome.
VACCINATION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS
Professor Maragliano, who presented an official paper on preventive vaccination against tuberculosis, affirmed that vaccination to protect man against infection with the Koch bacillus is possible, and that it was first accomplished in Italy thirty years ago. Numerous types of vaccine have been proposed but the two most used are the French B C G vaccine and the Italian vaccine consisting of killed bacilli. The B C G vaccine has been applied to more than 250,000 children and has given results that, for the time being at least, must be regarded as evidence of its immunizing potency. The untoward results
ITALY. JAMA. 1930;95(25):1926. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720250048021