HC Deb 19 March 1913 vol 50 c1060W

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether he is aware that, in a memorandum on the manufacture of glycerinated calf lymph, by Captain W. A. Justice, of the Indian Medical Service, in Progress of Sanitary Measures in India [Cd. 6538], he expresses the opinion that the best stock lymph is derivable by the cultivation of small-pox virus through four to five calves and continued without admixture; whether he has sanctioned the use of small-pox virus in India for the purpose of propagating vaccine lymph; and, if not, whether he will take steps to prohibit its use, seeing it is calculated to perpetuate small-pox?


The Secretary of State has seen the memorandum referred to. The opinion there expressed as to the superior efficiency of lymph derived from the cultivation of small-pox virus is the personal opinion of the writer and, so far as the Secretary of State is aware, does not represent the present practive in India. He will cause inquiry to be made.