HC Deb 30 July 1925 vol 187 c651W

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the proposal to ask for public subscriptions to assist the development of the Spahlinger anti-tuberculosis serum, he will make an official statement explaining what has been done by his health officials in carrying out investigations into the alleged value of the serum; and will he publish the Report on the visit to M. Spahlinger's laboratories at Geneva, made by Sir James Buchanan on behalf of the Ministry?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the Report of the Chief Medical Officer of my Department in 1922. which contains on page 95 a summary of the Report of the only investigation hitherto made into this method of treatment on behalf of the Ministry. Since that date my Department has kept in touch with M. Spahlinger, and I have already stated that arrangements have been made for two of the medical officers of my Department to pay a further visit to Geneva to confer with M. Spahlinger on certain questions.