'India Papers' contains the following 6 items:

(1) Medicine - Disease [ID: 74466617]

The Disease collection consists of 51 volumes from British India, dating from 1868 to 1920. Official publications varying from short reports to multi-volume histories related to disease, public health and medical research. Focuses on cholera, leprosy, plague and malaria.

(2) Medicine - Institutions [ID: 74905146]

The Institutions collection consists of 106 volumes from British India, dating from the 1860's to the 1940's. Divided into reports on medical institutions, army health, and lock hospitals. Education of indigenous medical students and maintenance of troop health shown in annual reports and statistical tables.

(3) Medicine - Drugs [ID: 74905151]

The Drugs collection consists of 9 volumes from British India, dating from 1867 to 1903. Extensive research on hemp and opium usage, cultivation of cinchona trees and reports from Nilgiris plantation. Includes medicinal plants. Chloroform anaesthesia research described plus clinical trials and debates on its safety.

(4) Medicine - Veterinary [ID: 75136762]

The Veterinary collection consists of 146 volumes dating from 1864 to 1959. Divided into veterinary diseases, colleges and laboratories and Civil Veterinary Departments. Extensive research on trypanosomiasis and rinderpest. Reports show how veterinary medicine controlled disease, maintained livestock and alleviated famine. They explore its effect on military and local communities.

(5) Medicine - Mental health [ID: 77025123]

The Mental Health collection consists of 45 volumes dating from 1867 to 1948. Reports describe lunatic asylums and mental hospitals in British India, revealing institutional conditions and care of native and European patients. Statistics show changes in classification of causes and types of insanity, and allow analysis of asylum populations.

Date created: 1867-1948

(6) Medicine - Vaccination [ID: 85448464]

The Vaccination collection consists of 66 volumes dating from 1856 to 1933. Reports show how vaccination against smallpox was implemented in India. They reveal the shift from variolation, improved vaccination techniques, logistics of lymph supply, funding and staffing. They explore how the local population viewed and resisted western vaccination.