HC Deb 22 March 1922 vol 152 c484W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a discovery made by MM. Micolle and Conseil, and notified to the French Academy of Sciences, as to the successful substitution of meals of dead microbes in place of inoculation; whether he is aware that the method has been tested in France, apparently with success; and whether any experiments of a similar kind have been made in this country?


I have seen reports in the Press concerning the recent experience in France of this method of using bacterial vaccines, but the information at present to hand is not sufficient to justify any opinion upon the method. Similar methods have been tried in this country at various times since 1907, but have not so far been found so effective as the method of inoculation.