HC Deb 20 December 1935 vol 307 c2163W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to an experiment performed by Dr. Adli Samaan at University College, London, the Report of which was published in the Journal of Physiology, Vol. 85, No. 1, 22nd August, 1935, under the title of The Effect of Pituitary (Posterior Lobe) Extract upon the Urinary Flow in non-anaesthetised Dogs; and whether he can state what anaesthetic, if any, was used by the experimenter who reports that five healthy bitches, trained to remain calm in a Pavlov stand and to receive a stomach tube without resentment, were operated upon aseptically?


A copy of Dr. Samaan's Paper referred to was forwarded by him to the Home Office. I have ascertained that the surgical operations described in the Paper were done under complete anaesthesia under the authority of Certificates B and E and that no procedure under the Act except the injection of pituitary extract was done without anaesthetics.

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