HC Deb 29 June 1927 vol 208 c411W

asked the President of the Board of Education if his attention has been drawn to the improvement which has been observed in the condition of goitrous and mentally-backward children in Cumberland as a result of the iodised tablets given to them in the schools during the past 12 months; and whether he will circulate particulars of this method of iodine therapy?


I am aware of the observations which are being made in Cumberland and elsewhere in the iodine treatment of goitre and other conditions of school children. The matter is dealt with in the Chief Medical Officer's Reports for 1924 and 1925 and will, I understand, be the subject of further reference in his next report. Any action on my part would, I think, at the present stage be premature.

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