The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has created a free iPad app to provide a lively virtual experience of its popular exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.
The app lets users explore video interviews with tribal elders, healers and other prominent people who practice traditional medicine, Western medicine or a combination of both. From their unique experiences and perspectives, they weave a tapestry of stories of the vibrant and diverse cultures of and medicine ways practiced by Alaska Natives, Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. Other video clips provide an exhibition overview and highlights of the 4,400-mile journey of a totem pole specially crafted for the exhibition, from Washington state to the NIH campus in Bethesda.
The NLM Native Voices app works on all iPads with iOS4.2 and higher. Download the free app here.