Graphic medicine: comics as medical narrative

  title={Graphic medicine: comics as medical narrative},
  author={Ian Williams},
  journal={Medical Humanities},
  pages={21 - 27}
  • I. Williams
  • Published 25 January 2012
  • Medicine
  • Medical Humanities
Among the growing number of works of graphic fiction, a number of titles dealing directly with the patient experience of illness or caring for others with an illness are to be found. Thanks in part to the Medical Humanities movement, many medical schools now encourage the reading of classic literature to gain insight into the human condition. Until recently, the medium of comics (the term is used in the plural to refer to both the physical objects and the attendant philosophy and practice… 
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