Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • BCG: The vaccine that took thirteen years to develop

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Early French advertisement for BCG (“BCG Protects Against Tuberculosis”). Retouched crop of photo by Rathfelder on Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 4.0.  “Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo   Tuberculosis of the lungs (“consumption”) was one of the two main causes of death (along with pneumonia) at the start of…