Page 8, 22nd November 1957

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Page 8, 22nd November 1957 — Her Vaccine brought lepers hope
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Her Vaccine brought lepers hope

SISTER M AR IE-SUZANNE, the French nun who discovered a highly suecessful antileprosy vaccine, died at the Marist Sisters' convent at SainteFoy, near Lyons. on Friday.

She began to study leprosy while working on the missions. She served in the Fiji Islands and in New Caledonia, and spent 25 years at the famous leprosarium of Makogai.

In 1947 she succeeded in isolating a bacillus which proved to have immunising properties. Later, she went to the Leprosy Institute at Lyons to pursue her researches. Today, the vaccine "S.M." (the initials of the Marist Sisters) and the antigen "Marianitm" are used in many countries — including Great Britain. The Sisters, who manufacture them, have freely distributed 300.000 doses. The French Catholic daily "La Croix" reporting Sister Marie Suzanne's death, comments: " Her assistants in the little laboratory at Lyons will now be grief-stricken. French science mourns with them."




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