From psychopaths to homeopaths, from bodysnatchers to Bohemians, 'Medical London' comprises a book of essays, a set of maps and a gazetteer and covers the roles played by diseases, treatments and cures in London's sprawling history.
featuring locations from the walks in the book:
Mark Pilkington reveals the history of the Old Operating Theatre
The Old Operating Theatre near London Bridge is a point of interest on walk one from the book, 'Life and Death by Water: A walk along the medieval Thames'.
Alice Ford-Smith introduces Daniel Defoe and the 'Journal of the Plague Year'
This video features a point of interest on walk two from the book, 'In the Footsteps of Daniel Defoe: A journey through the 'Journal of the Plague Year''.
Richard Barnett on butchery and medicine at Smithfield
This video features a point of interest on walk three from the book, 'Gallows, Ghosts and Golden Boys: A day in the life of an 18th-century medical student'.
Ross MacFarlane talks about the floating Seamen's Hospital at Greenwich
This video features a point of interest on walk four from the book, 'Tall Ships and Tropical Diseases: Medicine and the British Empire in Greenwich'.
Mike Jay on John Snow and the cholera outbreak of 1854
This video features a point of interest on walk five from the book, 'Politics, Poverty, Pox and Pleasure: Soho by night'.
Max Decharne on apothecaries and the Chelsea Physic Garden
This video features a point of interest on walk six from the book, 'From Homeopaths to Psychopaths: Bohemian medicine in Chelsea'.