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Virtual Exhibits

Here you can find our virtual exhibits, current and past, and access the materials that we highlighted through them.


Graphic Medicine is a genre of comics and graphic novels dealing with health care, mental health, injury, illness, and navigating work in the health sciences. The creative visual and textual format can convey emotion and help to destigmatize complex health issues. It is also an accessible format to learn more about a topic and often centers patient experiences. Topics that have been written about include bipolar disorder, cancer, depression, gender-affirming care and transitions, and the experiences of health care providers.  

Here's an example panel from the graphic novel El Deafo by Cece Bell (2014). The book tells the story of the author's childhood hearing loss and navigating an often harsh world. 


Graphic Medicine Events

Meredith Li-Vollmer

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Rachel Litchman

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These graphic medicine titles are currently on display at HSLIC. Stop by the second floor lobby to check them out!