HC Deb 15 February 1937 vol 320 cc851-2W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health what is the present position of the experiments which have been undertaken at the suggestion of his medical department with a view to finding some means of protecting against smallpox other than that of the direct introduction of a living virus into the human organism?

Sir K. Wood

I assume that the question refers to the experiments undertaken at the instance of the Committee on Vaccination in 1929 and 1930, with a view to testing the possibilities of killed or modified virus as an immunising agent against smallpox. If so, I would refer the hon. Member to the report on this subject which was published in the Journal of Hygiene, 1932, Volume XXXII. So far as I am aware, no similar experiments have since been undertaken in this country.