Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

At this time of seasonal indulgence, I just had to share something with you from the Wellcome Trust blog's "Film of the Month" produced by the Scottish Health Education Unit in 1978. Apart from digging those 1970s fashions, look out for a very young Gregor Fisher (famous as Rab C. Nesbitt) overdoing it down the pub.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Veterinary medicine reports now available for free

I'm delighted to announce that 146 volumes of Veterinary medicine reports are now available on the Medical History of British India website. Click here to browse and search 40,000 pages for free.

The Veterinary collection covers 1864-1959, focusing on veterinary diseases, colleges and laboratories and Civil Veterinary Departments. This free to access, important material provides extensive research on animal diseases such as surra and rinderpest. Detailed reports show how veterinary medicine was used by the British colonists to control disease, maintain livestock and alleviate famine and its effect on military and local communities.

Illustrated with many photographs, maps and charts, this material will be useful to those interested in veterinary science, military medicine, animal husbandry and agriculture.

A new viewing function enables up to 30 pdf pages to be selected and then 'stitched' together for easier reading.

The material, from the National Library's India Papers collection, was microfilmed and digitised using a grant from the Wellcome Trust.

(Picture is from the Indian Journal of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, volume 10, 1940, part I. Image number: