The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program’s newest exhibit is Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! This banner exhibit is available for free though shipping charges do apply. Graphic Medicine explores the meaning of an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. This approach can reveal the emotional power of these illness narratives and the clinical data they often involve. As a way of understanding illness and health care, these stories can be essential to effective treatment, healing, and understanding. Artist, educator, and New York Times bestselling author Ellen Forney guest curated the exhibition, which acknowledges and celebrates the NLM’s newly-acquired collection of graphic medicine publications.
Graphic Medicine does have an online adaptation which also allows viewers to explore the collection of graphic medicine works that are part of the resources of the National Library of Medicine and to view the education component featuring a lesson plan for grades 7-10 as well as a university module.
The traveling banner adaptation of Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn! will be traveling to 50 sites across the country over the next four years. Want to visit the exhibit? Click here to find the exhibition near you or book the exhibit for your institution
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