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WR152: Examining Graphic Medicine

What is Graphic Medicine?

"The intersection between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare". In 2007, Dr. Ian Williams (comics artist, physician and founder of coined the phrase "graphic medicine" as the title for his website and it has become "a handy term to denote the role that comics can play in healthcare and, over time, it has been adopted as the accepted term for this area of study and practice. According to Williams, the "use of the word ‘medicine’ was not meant to connote the foregrounding of doctors over other healthcare professionals or over patients or comics artists, but, rather the suggestion that use of comics might have some sort of therapeutic potential – ‘medicine’ as in the bottled panacea rather than the profession." Dr. Ian Williams  


Examining Graphic Medicine

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