This feature on the 'Medical History of British India' provides an entry into the history of disease and its prevention in 19th and 20th-century British India, including veterinary medicine and animal husbandry.

Here you can browse and search nearly 426 reports which are held at the National Library of Scotland, and which are available for the first time online.

These rare documents, from our India Papers collection, consist of reports related to disease, public health and medical research between around 1850 to 1950.

The India Papers at at the Library is an extensive collection of official publications from British India. The digitisation of the medical history volumes was funded by awards from the Wellcome Trust.

The Medical history of British India blog is now closed, but you can read a selection of archived posts from it on the National Library of Scotland blog.