HC Deb 18 June 1906 vol 158 c1357

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what was the quantity of Chicago canned meat that was supplied to the troops in South Africa during the late war; and what proportion of the mortality returns that were entered under the heading of enteric ought more properly to have been described as due to ptomaine poisoning.


Approximately, rather more than half the canned meat purchased came from the United States, but it is not possible to say how much Chicago meat was supplied to the troops in South Africa. Nothing is known of any cases classed as enteric which should have been described as ptomaine poisoning.