HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 c1918
73. Mr. GROVES

asked the Minister of Health how many cases of small-pox were notified in the year 1926; how many deaths were registered in the year 1926 as due to small-pox; how many of these were found to be actually due to some other disease; and how many death certificates were sent in in 1925 and 1926 on which the words vaccination or vaccinia, appeared as the cause or one of the causes of death?


10,158 cases of small-pox were notified in England and Wales in 1926, but this figure is subject to revision. Nineteen deaths were registered in 1926 in respect of which smallpox appeared on the death certificates as the cause or one of the causes of death. The word "vaccination" or "vaccinia" appeared as the cause, or one of the causes, of death upon nine medical certificates of causes of death in 1925 and upon four in 1926, but in one of the cases in 1925 and in three of the cases in 1926 the certification as a cause of death was subsequently withdrawn by the certifying practitioner.