Calmette Cal·mette (käl-mět'), Albert Léon Charles. 1863-1933.
French bacteriologist. With Camille Guérin he developed (c. 1921) the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine for immunization against tuberculosis.
One soldier, calmette by name, separated from his comrades and surrounded by Kabyles, was driven to the brink of the precipice.
The only hope in such cases, is in calmette's antitoxin, administered within an hour or two after the poisoning.
The poison of the sting is similar to snake-poison (calmette), and rapidly paralyses animals which are not immune to it.
The results obtained by calmette are a good instance of the fineness and accuracy of the experimental method.
Now very similar results have been obtained by calmette in respect to the serum of animals naturally immune from serpent venom.
By experiments in test-tubes, calmette studied these venoms under the influences of heat and various chemical agents.
He may not be able to excise a Gasserian ganglion, or know very much about the researches of calmette or von Pircquet.