HC Deb 30 April 1907 vol 173 c699

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will ascertain whether the vaccine made in Germany for general consumption is derived from matter of variolous origin, as reported by Dr. Kelsch recently to the Académic Médicale of Paris; and, if so, whether he has any official information showing that the use of such vaccine in Metz accounted in part for the outbreak of smallpox in that city and neighbourhood.


My attention has not been drawn to any such Report by Dr. Kelsch as is referred to in the Question. It does not appear to me to be necessary to make inquiry as to the vaccine made in Germany for general consumption. The Answer to the last part of the Question is in the negative.