HC Deb 30 March 1900 vol 81 c800
MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the evidence given at a coroner's inquest at Bermondsey, on Friday, 15th March, on an infant named Mabel Blanch, that the child was seen and prescribed for by an unqualified student at Guy's Hospital, and subsequently died; and whether he will make a representation to the authorities of Guy's Hospital that effect should forthwith be given to the rider of the jury that patients should in every case be examined by a qualified medical man and a record kept of the prescriptions.


I find that the facts are as stated in the question, except that the jury do not appear to have believed that any prescription was given. I am assured by the authorities of Guy's Hospital that it is entirely against the regulations for unqualified students to treat patients on their own responsibility; and that on the day following the child's death the case was brought before them and the student dealt with by them.