Graphic medicine: use of comics in medical education and patient care

  title={Graphic medicine: use of comics in medical education and patient care},
  author={Michael J. Green and Kimberly R. Myers},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
Graphic stories, or adult themed comics, are a popular new cultural trend. Michael J Green and Kimberly R Myers argue that they are also a valuable tool for medicine 
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