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Bitter medicine : a graphic memoir of mental illness / Clem Martini and Olivier Martini.

  • Martini, Clem
  • Books

About this work


In 1976, Ben Martini was diagnosed with schizophrenia. A decade later, his brother Oliver was told he had the same disease. For the past thirty years the Martini family has struggled to comprehend and cope with devastating illness, frustrated by a health care system lacking in resources and empathy, the imperfect science of medication, and the strain of mental illness on familial relationships.


Calgary : Freehand Books, [2010]

Physical description

260 pages : black and white illustrations ; 16 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9781551119281
  • 1551119285