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Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn!

Dec 13

Thursday, December 13, 2018

7:30 - 9:00 PM

As part of a larger effort to develop and expand its Consumer Health Collection and make more of these materials available to the public, the Crawford Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford is exhibiting a selection of newly acquired graphic medicine materials in conjunction with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling and online exhibit “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn!” The increasingly popular, yet little-known literary field of graphic medicine uses comics to tell personal stories of illness and health. The language of words and pictures gives approachability and emotional impact to these personal stories, and even to the clinical data they sometimes include. The exhibit at the library showcases materials including books, handouts and brochures depicting people’s experiences with an array of health issues, including breast cancer, deafness, mental illness, HIV/AIDS and more. Visitors may also access the NLM online exhibit at the library.
 
“Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn!” is on display at the Crawford Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford now through December during regular library hours.
 
“Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn!” is made possible through a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to develop and promote the Consumer Health Collection at the Crawford Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford. 
 
Developed resources reported here are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number 1UG4LM012346. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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