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Introducing Graphic Medicine! This new section at Hirsh explores the graphic novel in medical education and healthcare. The term Graphic Medicine was first coined by Dr. Ian Williams for graphicmedicine.org. It is now a rapidly growing field and we hope to expand our selection in the coming months. These graphic novels can be found on the 4th floor of Sackler along the journal wall next to the New Books display.

If there is a Graphic Medicine novel you’d like to read that we don’t have, please let us know by recommending a purchase.

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of Roz Chast’s bittersweet graphic novel about caring for her aging parent, Can’t we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir.

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“In her latest book, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?,” Ms. Chast tackles the subject of her parents, writing with a new depth and amplitude of emotion. Her account of growing up with them in Brooklyn as an only child and her efforts, decades later, to help them navigate the jagged shoals of old age and ill health, is by turns grim and absurd, deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. Her fondness for the exclamatory (expressed in capital letters, underlined words and multiple exclamation points) is cranked up several notches here, and her familiar, scribbly people go from looking merely frazzled and put-upon to looking like the shrieking figure in Munch’s “The Scream” — panicked and terrified as they see the abyss of loss and mortality looming just up the road.” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

Want to learn more? Check out this fabulous intreview with Roz Chast on NPR’s “Fresh Air”: http://www.npr.org/2014/05/08/310725572/a-cartoonists-funny-heartbreaking-take-on-caring-for-aging-parents

You can find Can’t we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir in the HHSL Book Stacks located on the 5th floor (WT 120 C489c 2014).

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