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September 10, 1932

Vaccination préventive de la tuberculose de l'homme et des animaux par le B C G. Rapports et documents provenant des divers pays (la France exceptée) transmis à l'Institut Pasteur en 1932.

JAMA. 1932;99(11):940-941. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740630066039

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This volume opens with a reiteration of previous statements on the harmlessness of B C G, supported by citations of numerous official endorsements by scientific societies and congresses during the last four years. A summary of reports of animal experiments and clinical experience up to 1932 is presented. Recent experience in guinea-pigs, rabbits and monkeys on the whole supports the original claims of Calmette and his associates on successful preventive inoculation in these animals. Reports of equal success in the vaccination of cattle in several countries are given. Chief opposition to the method is found in North America. Calmette attributes this opposition largely to the organization of the tuberculosis eradication campaign on this continent, which is based on the tuberculin test. Widespread use of B C G in cattle and the consequent artificial production of reactors would prove confusing. Calmette feels that, successful as the campaign has been in this