§ 36. Major Lyons
asked the Minister of Health what is being done by his Department in the development of the cure known as the gold treatment for arthritis; and whether he can make any statement thereon.
§ Mr. Willink
Clinical research into the value and correct dosage of gold salts in this form of rheumatic disease has been continued by the Empire Rheumatism Council, whose latest reports says that no definite conclusions can yet be announced. My hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate, therefore, that the results reported as having been obtained by this form of treatment up to the present by no means justify any claim that it is uniformly successful.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Has the Minister any information, or will he seek it, as to the alleged proof of this cure for arthritis? Will be make some investigations?
§ Mr. Thorne
Is the Minister aware that I suffer very much from arthritis and should like to know whether I can get a cure from this treatment?