JANET KINNEY, M.D.
Recent encouraging reports of B. C. G. vaccination are leading to its more widespread use.1 The relative protection afforded by B. C. G. vaccination is shown by the experience of Aronson and Palmer with Indians in which the rate per thousand person years was 4.7 in the vaccinated compared to 24.3 in the controls.2 In Rosenthal's study of vaccination in newborn infants the tuberculosis rate per thousand person years was 1.95 in the vaccinated and 6.46 in the control groups.3
That additional protection is necessary for student nurses with negative Mantoux reactions has been shown by the Prophet Tuberculosis Survey
KINNEY J. TUBERCULOSIS IN B. C. G. VACCINATED NURSES1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:673–681. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-673
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):673-681.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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