HC Deb 02 April 1925 vol 182 cc1516-7
86. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the Minister of Health if his Department and the Medical Research Council have now sufficiently examined the efficacy of the toxin and antitoxin for test, prevention and cure of scarlet fever, as officially used in several of the United States of America; and with what result?


Investigations are being actively pursued in my Department and by the Medical Research Council, and the results will be published from time to time as knowledge is gained. I am advised that these investigations entail prolonged laboratory and clinical observations before a confident statement of the efficacy of these several procedures can be made on the strength of their trial in this country.