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Nervous Illness (Inoculations)

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Health how many reports his Department has received in 1951, 1952, 1953 and the first six months of 1954 of nervous illness developing after inoculation with diphtheria toxoid, the combined diphtheria-whooping cough prophylactic, or any other inoculation; and how far these cases have been investigated.

I do not receive regular reports of individual cases, but the possible association between nervous illness and such inoculations is being investigated by the Medical Research Council, but they are unable to advise me at this stage of the inquiry.