HC Deb 14 March 1939 vol 345 c229W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the case of the death of a man at Halifax from generalised vaccinia, on the 15th January last, after being re-vaccinated in order to take a job in Shanghai; whether the operation was performed with Government lymph and, if not, was it performed with lymph supplied by manufacturers holding a licence to manufacture lymph under the Therapeutic Substances Act, 1925?

Mr. Elliot

I am informed that the cause of death of this man, which occurred nine and a-half months after re-vaccination, was certified as "Myocardial Failure following vaccinia." The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative and to the third part in the affirmative.