Medicine: One Vote Against BCG

Long-smoldering U.S. medical skepticism over the use of BCG* as a vaccine against tuberculosis burst into flame last week at a medical convention in Chicago. Declared Professor Jay Arthur Myers, TB authority at the University of Minnesota: not only are the claims of good results from BCG unfounded, but the whole idea of a vaccine against tuberculosis is based on a fallacy.

In a deceptively mild, "I-hate-to-say-it-but" manner, Dr. Myers whacked away at the claims of BCG advocates. His main points:

¶Since an ordinary attack of tuberculosis does not produce dependable immunity, there is...

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