July 31, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

John Stanfield

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STANFIELD:

Last fall orders were
given that before any troops should pro-

ceed overseas, the medical officer of the battalion had to pass on every man that that man was medically fit for overseas. I know of four battalions. After they arrived in England, they had a great deal of sickness-spinal meningitis, measles and so on. Each week the medical officer of the battalion had to send in a report of the number of men who were fit, and all those men who were quarantined were put down as unfit to go to France. Perhaps that may account for some of the large figures the hon. member has given.

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