November 1954

Manuel Pratique de Vaccination par le B.C.G.

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By R. Mande. Price, 950 French francs. Pp. 200, with 43 illustrations, 40 which are in color. Masson & Cie, 120 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 6e, 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;88(5):699-700. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050100701015

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This manual of BCG vaccination is published under the auspices of the International Children's Center, situated in Paris. It attempts to present as simply and as practically as possible the conditions under which one may obtain the best results with BCG vaccination. As stated in the foreword by Professor Debré, Dr. Mande has not only worked at the pilot station of the International Children's Center, but has also worked in the field in France, as well as in North Africa. In his "Introduction" chapter, the author reviews some of the well-known studies on BCG vaccination. From these studies as well as his own, he concludes that BCG is harmless and that it confers a degree of protection against superinfection with virulent tubercle bacilli. He points out that the immunity conferred by BCG differs from that conferred by a virulent primary infection in that with the latter, virulent organisms enter the

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