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January 24, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(4):283-284. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720300053022

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Report on the Infant Deaths in Lübeck  Professor Neufeld, the director of the Preussisches Institut für Infektionskrankheiten Robert Koch, publishes in the Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift a comprehensive article on the infant deaths in Lübeck and the present status of the Calmette question. He reports first on the examinations of the cultures used in Lübeck, as carried out in his institute by Prof. Bruno Lange. These examinations involved a Calmette culture preserved in the laboratory of Professor Deycke, a culture turned over by Professor Deycke that he had grown from a guinea-pig that had been inoculated by him with one of his Calmette cultures; furthermore, a partly decomposed mesenterial gland taken from an infant that had received the B C G vaccine but that had died from another cause, and, finally, organs of three infants who, following inoculation with the B C G vaccine, had died from tuberculosis that developed in

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