Medicine: Trial at Liibeck

Trial at Lübeck

In Paris last week a deaf old professor with a long beard was buying newspapers, searching them anxiously for news from Germany. He was Leon Charles Albert Calmette, 68, who with Veterinary Surgeon Alphonse Guerin developed Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, commonly called BCG vaccine, for tuberculosis immunity (TIME, Aug. 4, 1930 et ante). Year and a half ago 76 infants in Lübeck died after administration of BCG. Last week three Lübeck doctors and a nurse were on trial for manslaughter and criminal negligence. Question to be answered at the trial: Could the...

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