§ 101. Mr. Arbuthnot
asked the Minister of Health whether he is yet in a position to make a statement on Dr. Voeller's treatment for Parkinson's disease; and if not, when he expects to be in a position to do so, bearing in mind the length of time he has had the report.
§ Mr. Bevan
Yes, the group of patients who went to this clinic under observation have now been re-examined a year after their treatment began. I am advised that the methods used by Dr. Voeller combine an intensive rehabilitation course with drug treatment and diet. These methods do not constitute a cure, nor do they introduce any new principles, but in the small sample of cases investigated they modified with varying degrees of success the steady deterioriation which is the normal progress of the disease, and encouraged patients to continue their own efforts to improve.