HC Deb 08 July 1903 vol 125 c26

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, having regard to the fact that the use of humanised vaccine lymph has been discontinued in England on the recommendation of the Royal Commission, and that during the year 1902 the Central Vaccine Institution for Scotland supplied on application from parochial vaccinators in various parts of Scotland 312 tubes of humanised lymph, will he consider the expediency of issuing a circular to parochial vaccinators throughout Scotland recommending the use of glycerinated calf lymph.


The proportion of calf lymph issued by the Vaccine Institution in Scotland shows that the use of that lymph is increasing, and the Secretary for Scotland after consulting the Local Government Board is of opinion that under all the circumstances it is not at present necessary to issue any circular on the subject. Parochial vaccinators have complete discretion in the matter.