HC Deb 20 February 1924 vol 169 cc1769-70W

asked the Minister of Health what was the total number of deaths from small-pox in the town of Leicester during the 42 years, 1838 to 1879, when the practice of vaccination was well observed there; and what was the number during the 44 years, 1880 to 1923, when the practice of vaccination has been largely neglected in favour of the policy of notification, isolation, and general sanitation?


The earliest year for which separate figures for Leicester are available is 1851. During the years 1851 to 1879 there were 599 deaths from smallpox in the town of Leicester, and during the years 1880 to 1923 the number of deaths was 51.