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The Infant Deaths in Lübeck
According to a recent announcement of the ministry of the interior, the investigations carried on by Prof. Ludwig Lange in the federal bureau of health have led to further results. The periodic fluctuations in the epidemiologic course of the cases have persisted. The total number of deaths to date is seventythree, the last occurring November 4, after an interval of seven and a half weeks. The examination of the B C G cultures from Lübeck is about completed. Further research has confirmed that the B C G cultures implanted in Lübeck in firm culture mediums about the middle of March and during the second half of April, 1930, did not contain virulent tubercle bacilli. On the other hand, additional evidence has been secured to show that the culture of Deycke (implanted, April 17), which was derived from a guinea-pig inoculated with a supposedly pure B
BERLIN. JAMA. 1930;95(25):1927-1928. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720250049023