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 NLS 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.

Read the Medical history of British India blog to keep up to date with what's happening with these volumes.