HC Deb 23 July 1923 vol 167 cc70-1W

asked the Minister of Health what was the annual mortality per million living from small-pox at ages under 15 years for the periods 1861–70, 1871–80, 1881–90, 1891–1900, 1901–10, and 1911–20?


These particulars are available only for the usual age groups for ages under 15, namely, 0–5, 5–10 and 10–15, and are shown in the following table:

0–5. 5–10. 10–15.
1861–70 638 145 56
1871–80 518 285 138
1881–90 80 33 26
1891–1900 29 10 3
1901–10 22 7 6
1911–20 0.57 0.32 0.11

Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that calf lymph purchased by medical practitioners at a chemists may have been in stock for some weeks, he will consider the advisability of permitting qualified doctors to obtain and use Government calf lymph on condition that returns of the results of the vaccinations are submitted to the Ministry of Health?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer which I gave on this subject on the 18th instant to my hon. Friend the Member for the Clayton Division (Mr. Flanagan).


asked the Minister of Health whether any of the patients at the Brockworth Aerodrome have actually died as a result of small-pox, and, if so, what were their ages; whether they were vaccinated either before or after reaching the aerodrome; and how long had they been at the aerodrome?


As far as I am aware, there have been three deaths among small-pox patients at the Brockworth Aerodrome. The first was an unvaccinated man 58 years of age who died, five days after admission, as a result of cerebral hæmorrhage and delirium tremens whilst suffering from a mild attack of small-pox. The second was an unvaccinated child six weeks of age who died from small-pox seven days after admission to hospital. The third was an unvaccinated child 10 months of age whose death, 12 days after admission to hospital, was due to small-pox complicated by enteritis and heart failure.