FRANCIS SEGARRA, M.D.
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To the editor: I am writing in reference to Donald W. Smith's article "Why Not Vaccinate Against Tuberculosis" (Ann Intern Med 72:419-422, 1970). It is hard to understand why a subject of such extreme relevance as Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination against tuberculosis is so seldom mentioned in our medical journals, in sharp contrast to the frequent use and study of the method in the rest of the world. The BCG vaccination is used in all countries of the world except the United States regardless of the degree of development; from India, China, Russia, Brazil to France, England, Denmark, and Sweden.
SEGARRA F. BCG Vaccination Against Tuberculosis. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:1042–1043. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-1042_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(6):1042-1043.
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