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Mobile App: Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness

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Abstract: 

To give those who can't travel to Bethesda, Maryland to see it in person, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a a lively virtual experience with a free iPad app that captures the contents of its popular exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness, currently on display. 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. In addition to content from Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness, the app contains an "About NLM" feature, which allows public to get information about the National Library of Medicine and also learn how to "Visit NLM" and "Connect with NLM" via social media outlets.

Download Mobile App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nlm-native-voices/id521226050?mt=8

Museum Exhibition Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/

Altemus AR. Mobile App: Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness