§ 28. Wing Commander Bullus
asked the Minister of Health when he expects to make general use of cortisone in the hospitals.
§ 29. Mr. Russell
asked the Minister of Health what is his policy with regard to recommendations by doctors for patients to be treated with cortisone.
§ Wing Commander Bullus
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is the extent of the demand for this drug by general practitioners, and will he comment on the case in my constituency to which I have directed his attention?
§ Mr. Russell
Is the Minister aware that, in the case to which my hon. and gallant Friend has drawn his attention, three 1870 doctors who knew the patient recommended the use of this drug; that one specialist did not recommend its use, and that the right hon. Gentleman took the advice of the specialist and not of the three doctors?
Is the Minister aware that in one experiment in this country some encouraging results have been obtained? Will he do all he can to obtain further supplies of this drug?