§ 47. Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Health whether the patients at the smallpox hospital at Dartford and at the smallpox hospital at Yeading were vaccinated on reaching the hospital or at any time after the discovery that they were suffering from small-pox or had been in contact with a case of small-pox?
§ Sir K. WOOD
My right hon. Friend is informed that of the patients recently admitted to these hospitals, only one (as to the diagnosis of which there was some doubt) was vaccinated after removal to hospital, and in this case the vaccination was unsuccessful. None of the patients were vaccinated after they were discovered to be suffering from small-pox. Two of the patients were vaccinated after having been in contact with a case of small-pox, but in both instances too late to protect them from contracting the disease.