Thursday, 28 March 2013

India vaccination documents added to NLS website

The National Library of Scotland ( has added more medical documents from the British Raj to it Medical History of British India website (, thanks to funding from the Wellcome Trust. From the latest NLS newsletter:

'Medicine - Vaccination' shows British efforts to vaccinate the Indian population against smallpox using the latest 19th and 20th century western scientific techniques.

Over 60 reports reveal the complex nature and the scale of ambition of the vaccination programme in India as well as the conflict between western colonial medicine and indigenous society, culture and systems.

(With thanks to the NLS)


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