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The Medical History of British India collection is an important resource in the study of the history of disease and medicine in South Asia. Here are four key subject areas covered in the disease collection:

  • Cholera: Read about the prevention of this disease in both army and civil life.
  • Leprosy: Read how legal and institutional measures were used to control leprosy in India.
  • Malaria: Discover the strategies adopted to combat malaria, particularly in the Punjab.
  • Plague: Read why Indians protested against British plague prevention procedures.

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