Wounded Soldiers (Injections).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 3rd March 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Leach Mr William Leach , Bradford Central

asked the Under-secretary of State for War whether wounded soldiers in hospitals or at first-aid posts are asked for consent before anti-tetanus or other injections are administered; and whether they are free to refuse such operations if they so desire?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

A wounded soldier is always free to refuse an injection. If, however, the patient's condition is such that the surgeon considers him incapable of rational judgment, he may use his own discretion.