Our Graphic Medicine collection has been steadily growing with a number of new releases, and some old favorites that we’ve recently acquired. The HHSL Graphic Medicine collection can be found on the 4th floor across from the Library Service desk. Since the section’s inception in the summer of 2018, the collection has grown to include titles dealing with a wide range of healthcare issues; including, addiction, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, breast cancer, down syndrome, epilepsy, LGBTQ health, OCD, and Parkinson’s disease. Graphic Medicine divulges the lived experiences of patients dealing with illness, as well as personal accounts of the challenges faced by medical professionals.
Below is a list of recent titles added to our collection:
- In-between days : a memoir about living with cancer
- Pregnant butch : nine long months spent in drag
- What’s normal anyway? : a comic about being trans male
- Kid gloves : nine months of careful chaos
- A puff of smoke
- The lady doctor
- Fun home : a family tragicomic
I had the pleasure of discussing the value of Graphic Medicine as a format in healthcare communication at the Charleston Library Conference this past fall. The poster presentation is available at this link.
If there is a Graphic Medicine novel that we don’t have which you would like to read, please let us know by recommending a purchase.
You may have noticed the Graphic Medicine collection on the 4th floor of the library along the journal wall. If you have been wondering what “Graphic Medicine” means exactly, or would like some guidance in this genre, I have created a LibGuide to help you get started. This LibGuide will provide you with a brief overview of the origins of Graphic Medicine, links to further readings, and people to follow if you are interested in staying up-to-date on the latest releases in the Graphic Medicine library.
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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