§ MR. HOPWOOD (Lancashire, S.E., Middleton)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether Assistant Nurse Annie Flavel, assistant superintendent of the aged women's ward, Birmingham Workhouse, died of smallpox in the City Hospital on 26th December, 1893, after 10 days' illness; and how often and on what dates had she been re-vaccinated?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Sir W. FOSTER,) Derby, Ilkeston
Annie Flavel, late an assistant nurse at the Birmingham Workhouse, died, as stated, of small-pox in the City Hospital on December 26. The Local Government Board are informed by the medical officer of the workhouse that she was appointed assistant nurse on September 20, 1893; that at this date she presented two vaccination cicatrices on one of her arms; that she admitted that she had never been re-vaccinated; and that although re-vaccination was offered her by the medical officer she did not accept it. The mother of Annie Flavel also states that her daughter was vaccinated in infancy, but had never to her knowledge been re-vaccinated.