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
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PUST RE. 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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