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Repatriated Prisoners Of War (Surgical And Medical Treatment, Germany)

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 2 November 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War the number of prisoners of war, recently returned from Germany, who received surgical attention in Germany as the result of wounds received during the war; how many were fitted with artificial limbs by the German authorities; and whether he has received a Report respecting the general surgical and medical treatment our soldiers received?

Detailed information is, I regret, not yet available, but it is being collected. Very few of these men were fitted with artificial limbs by the German authorities. Most of them had reasonably effective appliances improvised in camp workshops. In general there were few complaints from the prisoners about medical treatment, much of which was, however, carried out by British medical personnel.