January 1953

Vaccination par le B. C. G.

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By R. Mande and A. Heut. Price, $7.50. Pp. 168, with 48 illustrations. Le Centre International de L'Enfance, Paris, France, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(1):120. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070127016

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This book contains the answers to many questions that have arisen about tuberculosis immunization by vaccination with BCG. The method of selection of subjects for vaccination by means of the tests for tuberculosis is thoroughly explained, as well as the various methods of testing. The different techniques of vaccination are illustrated, with the study of postvaccinal allergy and the complications that may arise. These are all illustrated by excellent photographs. The principal complications seem to be cicatrix of the scar and various forms of adenitis occasionally resulting in suppuration.

The second part of the book deals with factors that may influence the vitality or activity of BCG and the results of its use in the different provinces of France.

This is a very well written and well organized book. Although it is in French, it is very easily read, and the illustrations are self explanatory. The subject matter is such

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