HC Deb 25 July 1949 vol 467 c92W
Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the failure of medical science to discover a cure for poliomyelitis, he will give an assurance that steps have been taken to provide the Kenny treatment to sufferers from this disease.

Mr. Bevan

This method of treatment is well known to specialists in the disease in this and other countries. The use of it in individual cases is a matter of medical discretion, and it has not been shown, as I am advised, that it would be justifiable to adopt it to the exclusion of other methods used in current medical practice which are no less valuable.