ROB ROY MACGREGOR, M.D.; C. KIRT AVENT, M.D.; GEORGE W. COUNTS, M.D.; JAMES B. DEMAINE, M.D.; M. COLIN JORDAN, M.D.; JON E. ROSENBLATT, M.D.
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To the Editor: We were pleased to see Dr. Smith's article on Bacillus-Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination in the March ANNALS (Ann Intern Med 72:419-422, 1970). His rebuttal by documented studies of the common arguments against its use seemed fair and convincing. We only wish that he had included American Indians and Eskimos in his list of high-risk groups. U. S. Public Health Service data (1) show that Indians have 10 times the incidence of active tuberculosis than white Americans. This point has been made graphically for us by the large number of active cases we have seen among Indians, many in
MACGREGOR RR, AVENT CK, COUNTS GW, DEMAINE JB, JORDAN MC, ROSENBLATT JE. BCG Vaccination. Ann Intern Med. ;73:339–340. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-339
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):339-340.
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