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Rheumatism (Treatment)

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Health which regional hospital boards have schemes for the treatment of rheumatism similar to the Harrogate scheme which the Leeds regional board are sponsoring.

So far similar arrangements have been made in the Manchester and South Western regional hospital areas. It is intended to develop them elsewhere as medical and other resources allow.

asked the Minister of Health if provisions are made in the Harrogate and other regional board rheumatic schemes for the treatment by radiotherapy of the form of rheumatism which is so crippling to young and active members of the community and which is known as spondylitis.

It is the responsibility of regional hospital boards to provide for an accepted form of treatment such as this, though the necessary radiotherapy facilities may not be available everywhere yet.