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Results 1–20 of 43 for speaker:Sir William Cheyne

Orders of the Day — MILK AND DAIRIES (AMENDMENT) BILL [Lords.] (19 Jul 1922)

Sir William Cheyne: I want to say a few words with regard to milk from the health point of view. You may look at milk in two ways, one as a food and one as a possible carrier of dangerous organisms and so as a producer of disease. I will not go into the question of milk as a food, for what I want to speak about is especially the danger of tuberculosis in milk. Milk may be a carrier of disease in two ways. Milk...

Housing. (13 Mar 1922)

Sir William Cheyne: I did not intend to say anything to-night, but the spirit moves me to make a few remarks, especially in regard to the treatment of tuberculosis. First, I must refer to a question put to me by an hon. Member opposite. I did not catch exactly what was said, but as regards the treatment of venereal disease, of which he was speaking, I confess I can see very little difference between the two...

Housing. (13 Mar 1922)

Sir William Cheyne: I understand your ruling, and I have really finished. I will only repeat that I think prevention is better than cure, and that I should like to see more energy put into prevention than is the case at present.

Orders of the Day — Dogs' Protection Bill. (3 Jun 1921)

Sir William Cheyne: This is the third or fourth time that I have had to speak on this Bill, and, naturally, it is rather difficult to say anything new. I know that is not always necessary in Debate. I will summarise the chief objections which we, as a scientific and medical profession, have against the Bill. I am a dog lover—all my friends are dog lovers, and we sympathise with the passages read by the right...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Surgeon Rear-Admirals. (21 Apr 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: 22. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that in the April Navy List only four officers are shown under the heading of surgeon rear-admiral, and that no surgeon captains have, been promoted to fill the two vacancies created by the retirement in February last of Surgeon Rear-Admiral Dimsey, D.S.O., and the addition of one surgeon rear-admiral to the list as announced in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Medical Benefit (Regulations). (30 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: 69. asked when the medical benefit regulations for Scotland will be published and circulated among the medical profession?

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: I beg to move, to leave out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof the words, This House declines to proceed further with a Measure which would impose an unnecessary and most serious obstacle to medical research. There are two points which I intend to pursue. I intend, first, to say that it is an unnecessary Measure, and, secondly, to point out the effects...

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: The right hon. Gentleman will permit other animals to be experimented upon, but says this only applies to dogs. If he permits other animals to be experimented upon, is it not because he believes that good would follow from such experiments?

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: It is a matter of humanity.

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: I think I am perfectly justified in making that point. Now I go to another point which is, to ask the reason why this is limited to the dog. What does that mean? It is really class legislation of the worst kind. You will except dogs because you are a lover of dogs, as we all are, but other people will say that they are lovers of other animals. They may say: "Why is there not a Bill to except...

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: I am showing why the dog should be selected in preference to any other animal. It is because he is similar in many ways to man, he suffers the same fear and pain, and therefore we can avoid some of the similar experiments upon man. Another reason is that the dog is not easily handled. Everyone knows how fear and pain affect the whole position of the body. So that when experiments are being...

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: We want to get results. It is the result that is wanted. People do not experiment for fun. They do not do a thing just because it is funny and they want to do it; they do it for a certain definite reason. The performance of the experiment is led up to by hard work night and day for weeks before the experiment is undertaken. The popular idea seems to be that you see a dog and cut him open to...

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: Oh, yes there is. It is not perhaps in your Act, but I know it is in the Act, because I read it this morning. In regard to this third kind of experiment, they are chiefly surgical experiments on dogs. I am not going to say that some experiments on dogs do not cause pain, but I have spent a long time thinking over this question, and I have come to the conclusion that the experiments on dogs...

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: I was going to say, that these experiments enabling the transfusion of blood were entirely the result of experiments on dogs. I know in this House one ought to begin by saying what one is going to end up with. I was taking the opportunity of saying that that is not the work of cruel people. When I was a student years ago in Edinburgh, transfusion of blood was discussed, but it was accounted...

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: What is the date of that?

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: That is a good while ago. We cannot afford, with our feeling of want of knowledge, to allow any means of knowledge to slip past. We believe most firmly that to exclude even these few experiments on dogs would very, very seriously hamper the progress of medicine. The second reason why we oppose is that not only do we recognise our ignorance, but we also recognise our responsibility. Only last...

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: I was endeavouring to bring in the necessity for the action we are taking by my illustration. Every possible means we can adopt to increase our knowledge it is our duty to adopt. As a matter of fact, as regards cancer, it is being investigated on dogs, and I believe it is through investigations on dogs that the solution will arrive. I have to do with the Cancer Research Committee, and I would...

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: Hear, hear!

Dogs' Protection Bill. (19 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: I think my hon. Friend is pinning me down a little too far. I said that pain would disorganise many experiments, that it would lead to false results. The point I made was that in the majority of cases pain would be prevented. I did not propose any experiment that would cause severe pain.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Royal Army Medical Corps, Mesopotamia. (16 Mar 1920)

Sir William Cheyne: 17. asked the Secretary, of State for War if he has been able to make any further arrangements to relieve the medical officers, of the Royal Army Medical Corps in Mesopotamia (Special Reserve and Territorial Force) who have been there for some years; if he has satisfied himself that all these officers are required; if he is aware that at one centre, where five medical officers and five...


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