HC Deb 11 February 1943 vol 386 cc1426-7
22. Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Health to what was death attributed in the case of Dennis Hillier, of 220, Canterbury Road, Leyton, E., aged 11 years, who died on 13th October at Chase Farm Hospital, Edmonton, after being ill for two months following inoculation against diphtheria?

Mr. E. Brown

The coroner who conducted the inquest in the case to which my hon. Friend refers recorded a verdict that death was due to natural causes, and certified the cause of death as "sub-acute encephalitis due to virus"—to which he added the word "natural."

Mr. Sorensen

How does it come about that this child should be treated in a hospital some miles away?

Viscountess Astor

Was this inoculation compulsory?