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Graphic medicine manifesto / MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Susan Merrill Squier, Michael J. Green, Kimberly R. Myers, and Scott T. Smith.

  • Czerwiec, MK (MaryKay), 1967-
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"Combining scholarly essays with visual narratives and a conclusion in comics form, establishes graphic medicine as a new area of scholarship. Demonstrates that graphic medicine narratives offer patients, family members, and medical caregivers new ways to negotiate the challenges of the medical experience. Discusses comics as visual rhetoric"--Provided by publisher.


University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]

Physical description

195 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


Who gets to speak: the making of comics scholarship / Scott T. Smith -- Excerpt from Swallow me whole / by Nate Powell -- The uses of graphic medicine for engaged scholarship / Susan Merrill Squier -- Bad blastocyst / by Ruben Bolling -- Excerpts from I am not these feet / by Kaisa Leka -- Excerpts from Where babies come from: a miracle explained / by Ann Starr -- Graphic storytelling and medical narrative: the use of comics in medical education / Michael J. Green -- Excerpt from The infinite wait / by Julia Wertz -- Graphic pathography in the classroom: a case study / Kimberly R. Myers -- Vita perseverant:= Life goes on / by Ashley L. Pistorio -- Comics and the iconography of illness / Ian Williams -- Excerpt from the Nao of Brown / by Glyn Dillon -- The crayon revolution / MK Czerwiec -- Excerpt from Cancer made me a shallower person / by Miriam Engelberg -- Excerpt from Old person whisperer / by Muna Al-Jawad.

Language note

Text in English.



  • English

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