Cocaine

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons at on 26 July 1922.

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Photo of Dr Bouverie McDonald Dr Bouverie McDonald , Wallasey

26.

asked the Minister of Health if he will now supply the House with the answers received in reply to his inquiries forwarded to the medical and dental profession concerning the necessity or otherwise of the use of cocaine?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I am satisfied from inquiries that have been made that cocaine is essential to the medical profession, particularly in ophthalmic surgery and laryngology. As regards dental surgery, although dental surgeons are not unanimous, there are many who regard cocaine as essential for certain dental operations.