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December 12, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(24):1479-1480. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490430033007

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We called attention last week to the fact that Dr. Alexander Marmorek, until recently one of the laboratory chiefs of the Pasteur Institute, Paris, presented a paper to the Academy of Medicine on November 17, in which he described a vaccine and a serum for tuberculosis. The French medical journals containing full abstracts of the paper have now been received.

Marmorek will be remembered as the bacteriologist who, some ten years ago, discovered antistreptococcus serum, and whose investigations in bacteriology have been generally considered of great value. Since he began his studies on the serum for tuberculosis, owing to a difference of opinion with the other members of the staff of the Pasteur Institute, he has resigned his position there and this work has been carried out, and the paper presented, on his own responsibility. While his conclusions can not yet be accepted as proved, there is a possibility that

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