Diphtheria vaccines

Professor Koch

See: Tuberculin test

"In 1890, Professor Koch, of Berlin, announced his discovery (?) of tuberculin, and, in common with all other kindred toxins and sera, the medical world forthwith hailed its appearance with enthusiasm. Those of us who have seen the disastrous results following vaccination, in the dissemination of tuberculosis, and other diseases, may reasonably hesitate to accept all that is claimed for tuberculin as a "cure."   Shortly after it was announced, test experiments were carried out in Berlin, but, unfortunately for both the discovery and the discoverer, from November,   1890,   to  February,   1891,   the  deaths of no fewer than 123 selected cases were reported in the "Zoophilist," of 1st May, 1891 (page 18). After this, both Koch and his tuberculin fell under a cloud."---LEICESTER: SANITATION versus VACCINATION BY J.T. BIGGS J.P.

[Extract from 1912 book] LEICESTER: SANITATION versus VACCINATION BY J.T. BIGGS J.P.
CHAPTER  94: Inoculation  Experiments—Tuberculin and Leprosy.
CHAPTER 95: Vaccination and Tuberculosis.
CHAPTER 96: Diseases Injected, Intensified, and Increased by Vaccination and Inoculation.
CHAPTER 97: Inoculable Diseases—England and Wales.

[Extract from 1912 book] LEICESTER: SANITATION versus VACCINATION BY J.T. BIGGS J.P.
 CHAPTER  111:  Tuberculin and Tuberculosis.
 CHAPTER 112: The "New " and the "Old " Tuberculins.
 CHAPTER  113: Tuberculin Treatment.
 CHAPTER  114:  Tuberculin Dispensaries.
 CHAPTER  115: The " British Medical Journal " and Tuberculin.
 CHAPTER  116:  The Royal Commission on Tuberculosis. 

" It is strange,' comments Sir W. Osler, " how he (Koch) still sticks to his views in spite of all the overwhelming evidence against him."—Life of Osler, Harvey Cushing.