November 1954

Probleme der Schutzimpfung und die Bekämpfung der Rindertuberkulose.

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By G. Ramon. Price, 7.20 Deutsche marks. Pp. 51. Georg Thieme, Diemershaldenstrasse 47, (14a) Stuttgart-0 (American Zone); Agent for U. S. A.: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;88(5):698-699. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050100700014

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The book, a monograph within a series, the Tuberculosis Library, is neat in appearance, its print and paper are of good quality, and there are no typographical errors (Page 8, fifth line, should probably read "virulenz" instead of "resistenz"). It is intended for use by veterinarians, as its title indicates ("Problems of Immunization and the Fight Against Bovine Tuberculosis").

The following review of the contents of the book does not reflect the personal opinion of the reviewer.

The first of the two sections deals with "Allergy and Immunity." Ramon reminds his readers of a number of immunization experiments wherein killed tubercle bacilli had been employed; he does not consider them entirely without merit. Turning next to (live) vaccines of the type of BCG, he concedes them a certain value. They are, however, afflicted with the disadvantages of live vaccines in general. The present innocuousness of BCG, if properly prepared according

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