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(käl-mĕt)Albert Léon Charles 1863-1933
  1. French bacteriologist. With Camille Guérin he developed (c. 1921) the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine for immunization against tuberculosis.
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Historical Examples of calmette

  • The poison of the sting is similar to snake-poison (Calmette), and rapidly paralyses animals which are not immune to it.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3


  • The only hope in such cases, is in Calmette's antitoxin, administered within an hour or two after the poisoning.

  • Now very similar results have been obtained by Calmette in respect to the serum of animals naturally immune from serpent venom.

    Bacteria in Daily Life

    Mrs. Percy Frankland

  • One soldier, Calmette by name, separated from his comrades and surrounded by Kabyles, was driven to the brink of the precipice.

  • The results obtained by Calmette are a good instance of the fineness and accuracy of the experimental method.