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Graphic medicine shows the creator’s experiences of illness and health through a medium that is approachable and relatable. Artists and authors have drawn and written about cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease, sexual assault, and more.

Explore this Exhibition Collection of graphic medicine works that are part of the resources of the National Library of Medicine.

Drawing of the upper half of the face of a White woman who looks up at text above her head
A 4-panel diagram with text in the 1st panel, symbols in the middle 2, and words and text in the 4th
Drawing of a White woman in an untethered boat on rough waters near a pier, a thought bubble behind her
A drawing of a carousel
A drawing of White woman talking to another White woman, bathes, and talks to a man
A drawing of a White woman’s face
A drawing of a smiling person, a conversation between two women, a smiley face with stars for eyes, and a calm-looking smiley face
A drawing of a grumpy person, a happy person, a sad face with acne, a surprised face, and a magic 8 ball
A book with text on the cover
A book with text on the cover
Drawing of an anthropomorphized bunny wearing a cape flies amongst clouds
Illustrated anthropomorphized bunnies on a playground
A drawing of an anthropomorphized bunny with a map, at a grocery store, and in a park
Pencil drawing
Pencil drawing
Drawing of a White woman sitting on a bed
A drawing of a conversation between a White woman and a White man
A drawing of a White woman having a phone conversation while lying in bed
A drawing of a White woman in a doctor’s office waiting room, then talking to her White, female doctor
Drawing of the upper three quarters of a Japanese American woman’s face
Drawing of a Japanese American woman suffering a panic attack
Drawing of a White woman standing in front of a city scene
Drawing of a White woman covering her eyes with her hands as she talks on the phone
Drawing of an White woman using a tape recorder to record a conversation between her and three other White people
Three drawn vignettes, one of three White women, one of trees blowing in the wind, one of a woman sitting on a bed
Illustrated vignettes of woman turning into an anthropomorphized bird flying away from a White woman
Drawing of a White woman standing in front of four doors in a corridor
Drawing of a white woman having a phone conversation
Drawing of a White man in profile
A two-panel drawing of three White superheroes on one side and a four-member White family on the other
A drawing of a White man in a chair
Drawing of a ghost billowing from an African American woman’s mouth
Drawing of an African American woman talking with a white female doctor
Drawing of an African American woman looking at a laptop while three other African American women appear below
Drawing of people sitting in chairs being tended to by health workers
Drawing of a Hispanic family of one man and two women receiving medical treatment
A drawing of a stethoscope and White man
A drawing of three surgeons performing surgery and conversing with a robot
A drawing of a group of people surrounding a conversation bubble containing words
A drawing of a pill box and two people
A drawing of White woman
Drawing of three White women on a sofa
Drawing of a White woman waving
A White woman and a White man in a polaroid
Text over the outline of a woman’s face
A portrait of a woman and three children
Drawing of a White man standing on a bathroom scale
Drawing of a White woman
Drawing of a White girl and a dog
Drawing of a woman in a forest
Drawing of an adult and a child sitting on a bench
Drawing of a White woman holding a hammer in a position ready to strike, and a female doctor holds a piece of paper
Drawing of two people kneeling on the snow-covered ground in the front yard of a house
Drawing of a person’s head from the nose to the forehead
Drawing of a foot and lower leg
A face obscured
Drawing of a White boy leaning against a door
Drawing of two white people
Drawing of a white man peering out of a window while sitting in a chair
Drawing of a person in a hospital bed
Drawing of two people walking across a street pushing a stroller
Drawing of a man runs down a busy city street with a view to the world underground; a skull in one circle, a flaming man in another
Drawing of a person lying on a bed
Drawing of a White man
Drawing of a white person sitting with a cat in their lap, looking through an open door at a robed person rowing by in a boat
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