Take a print title and add an iPhone-based walking tour of the many locations mentioned in the book. If you can’t make it to London in the near future the app will likely still prove interesting and informative.
New from the Wellcome Collection and Library.
Wellcome Collection have produced a free iPhone app to accompany the Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures book. The app offers an audiovisual tour of Bloomsbury and the surrounding area, delving into the medical heritage quite literally on the Wellcome Library’s doorstep.
The original work by author Richard Barnett drew heavily on the Library’s holdings. Subtitled Blood, Guts, Brains and Babies, the tour begins at Lincoln’s Inn Fields and covers approximately three miles. On average it should take around two hours to complete, but of course depends on your pace – and how sidetracked you get.
If you can’t get to Bloomsbury to hit the pavements for yourself, we would still heartily encourage you to check the free app out (or indeed, viewing the content online).
See Also: Access iPhone App (Free)
See Also: No iPod, No Problem! Web-Based Materials for Walking Tour (mp3 and PDF)
Source: Wellcome Collection & Library