§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the ages of the cases of smallpox removed to hospital during the recent outbreak, including the cases from the ship that brought the first case; what were the ages of the fatal cases; and whether the cases from the ship had all been re-vaccinated, either before they left Bombay or on 29th May when the ship reached Glasgow, and on later dates in the cases where the first attempt was unsuccessful?
The ages of the cases of smallpox removed to hospital in Glasgow during the recent outbreak were (a) 10 cases from the ship aged 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 (four), and 28 years respectively (b) twenty-nine civilian cases aged 3. 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 (two), 14, 15, 16, 20 (two), 22 (two), 29, 31, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40 (two), 49, 56, 65, 67, and 72 years respectively; and (c) six fatal cases (included in the foregoing) aged 20, 23, 28, 38, 65, and 72 years respectively. Of the 10 cases from the ship only one was vaccinated before 29th May, a passenger aged 23 who had been vaccinated at 1, 7, and 14 years; all except the original case were vaccinated on 29th May, and two were re-vaccinated on 10th June and nth June respectively, the first vaccination having been unsuccessful.