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Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn! explores the meaning of an emerging sub-genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. The art of comics, which combines the use of words and pictures, gives approachability and emotional impact to these personal stories, and even to the clinical data they sometimes include. As a way of understanding illness and health care, these stories can be essential to effective treatment, healing, and understanding.

The online exhibition features resources for educators and students, including a lesson plan developed for middle and high school courses, and a higher education module for undergraduate and graduate students and instructors.

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn! is available as a traveling banner exhibition free of charge to interested libraries and cultural centers. Please go to Book a Traveling Exhibition for more information.