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March 17, 1956

Ciba Foundation Symposium on Experimental Tuberculosis: Bacillus and Host. With an Addendum on Leprosy

JAMA. 1956;160(11):1003. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960460081025

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The Ciba Foundation, London, is an educational and scientific charity founded by a trust deed in 1947. It provides an international center where workers active in medical and chemical research are encouraged to meet informally to exchange ideas. In the first five years there have been 29 symposiums, and others are planned at the rate of five or six a year. The proceedings are issued in full with a minimum of editing. They present in book form much readable information not readily available elsewhere. Leading research workers from different countries and in different disciplines are invited to attend the symposiums, but the size of the group is limited. Among other aspects of the general subject, this volume deals with the protein of the tubercle bacillus, chemical structure and biological activity of mycolic acids, polysaccharide components, tissue reactions to bacilli and their products, biochemical factors, serology of polysaccharides, bacilli as immunologic

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