RONALD E. PUST, M.D.
To the editor: Concern regarding tuberculosis in the first Americans continues to be appropriate. In their letter Dr. MacGregor and associates (August 1970 ANNALS) urged "the widespread use of . . . BCG. vaccination" in the American Indian and Eskimo populations. Using as a point of departure Dr. Donald W. Smith's review of Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) in the March issue (1), they cite the Indians' higher incidence of active tuberculosis (which may reach 2 per 1,000 yearly as compared with 0.2 per 1,000 in the overall U.S. population) as well as personal clinical experience in Seattle with former reservation
RONALD E. PUST. BCG Vaccination for American Indians. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:1043–1044. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-1043
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(6):1043-1044.
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