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Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 February 2010
This is a superbly printed box set, containing a book, "gazetteer" and a set of maps. The book is written in an engaging style, with glimpses into London's diseased past with themed chapters. The gazetteer is a handy guide to all of the medical institutions (apart from hospitals) such as fraternities, historic spots, museums, etc. The self-guided walks are beautifully printed and designed, but the walks only take you in the general area of the sites of interest, rather than pointing you directly to them, which had I known would have brought along the gazetteer.

I look forward to Wellcome Collection printing more packages such as this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 September 2011
I am delighted by this wonderful collection of essays and walking tours of medical history in London. The layout is beautiful, the writing is engaging, and the whole idea is brilliant. My only regret is that I purchased this right before I left London, and now I must wait until I return in the unforeseen future to go on the tours. I just love this box set.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This is the best value purchase I've made in years. A fabulous boxed collection of maps and informative brochures in addition to the text I had expected to receive. A real surprise - packed full of interesting info on History of Medicine & much more.Makes me want to get down to London and seek out the Physick Garden and other sites. Highly recommended.
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on 6 July 2014
I've met the author and he's a really good speaker, so I was excited to receive the book. I wasn't much interested in the maps to be honest, but the book itself is fascinating! Who knew that the Camden town tube station escalator was built through a burial pit? I didn't. Would definitely recommend.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2009
As a graduate of a London teaching hospital over 50 years ago I found this book of essays enthralling. It has been well researched and is well written. The accompanying Gazetteer and Maps add to the atmosphere. However, a chapter on the current (drastically changed) status of the London teaching hospitals and wonderful advances in the practice of modern medicine contrasted with the scene 100 years ago would have been of interest.
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on 12 July 2009
The book itself is great and the concept of maps etc. wonderful. See the related Wellcome Collection website for guided versions of the walks referred to.
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on 1 March 2014
Great fun to read and am definitely going to do some of the guided walks while visiting London. Well written and wonderfully grotesque.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2009
Beautifully presented boxed set containing two books packed with interesting historic facts, quotes, references and illustrations, and a series of fold-out guide maps for medical history walks around London. Extremely good value for money.
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