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Thursday, 8 March 1928

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Bayley (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - Does the honorable member propose to connect that case with the motion ?

Dr MALONEY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) - It illustrates the way in which the soldiers are treated. No honorable member will deny that Mrs. Perry was wrongly deprived of her pension. Some poor soldiers have been inoculated 36 times. It is little wonder if adverse developments occur later. I shall quote from the evidence I gave before the Vaccination Committee. While a parliamentary party was in quarantine at Thursday Island, its members were inoculated with vaccine from the Government health office at Townsville. Two of the officers of this Parliament, the late lamented Mr. McGregor, who was then Clerk of the Records, and Mr. Admans, of the Hansard staff, were inoculated with Japanese lymph on one arm, and American lymph on the other. Senator Givens, Mr. Bamford and I, feeling patriotic, elected to have the Australian lymph, which I declared subsequently was nothing but filth. Senator Givens nearly lost his life; his temperature rose to 1041/2.

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