Tubercle bacillus infection and tuberculosis in man and animals. Processes of infection and resistance; a biological and experimental study. Authorized translation by Willard B. Soper & George H. Smith.

By: CALMETTE, Leon Charles Albert (1863-1933).

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8vo. xxiii, 689 pp. 25 color plates, 31 text figs., index. Original green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; a few small marks on upper cover. Exlib ink stamps on title-page. Very good. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Albert Calmette would achieve world-wide fame and a permanent place in the history of medicine for his work on the development of a vaccine to combat tuberculosis. "The perfection of BCG [Bacillus Calmette-Guerin] remains Calmette's greatest contribution. This vaccine contains a strain of Koch's bovine bacillus that has been subjected to repeated culture on a nutritive medium mixed with bile. It is effective for both animals and man because tubercle bacilli of the bovine and human types are sufficiently related that they can produce cross-immunity. In addition, BCG is a safe vaccine because the live bacilli it contains remain at low virulence." [DSB]. DSB Vol. III, p. 22. First Edition.

Title: Tubercle bacillus infection and tuberculosis in man and animals. Processes of infection and resistance; a biological and experimental study. Authorized translation by Willard B. Soper & George H. Smith.

Author Name: CALMETTE, Leon Charles Albert (1863-1933).

Categories: Microbiology,

Publisher: Baltimore:, Williams & Wilkins, 1923.: 1923

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S10022

Keywords: Microbiology