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Medical History of British IndiaAnyone can use

MedicalBrowse and search nearly 50 detailed Disease and Public Health reports which are held at the National Library of Scotland, and which are available for the first time online. These rare documents record the demands placed by both epidemic and endemic diseases on the colonial Indian state and its development of public health in the 19th-20th centuries. The reports let you reconstruct the state’s efforts to study, understand and control diseases like cholera, plague, malaria and leprosy.

Date Coverage: 19th-20th century