Drawn to Health: Bodies and Medicine in Popular Visual Culture

About the exhibit

Exhibit dates: September 12, 2022 to December 29, 2022

Graphic medicine has been defined as the intersection between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. In the last fifteen years, graphic medicine and the health humanities have provided new opportunities to study the expressions and experiences of patients and health professionals. This exhibit seeks to examine the historical underpinnings of graphic medicine, through collections held at both the Wangensteen Historical Library and the Children’s Literature Research Collections. 

Explore the materials on display outside the Wangensteen to discover more about the historical and contemporary use of visual narratives to communicate about health and medicine!

You can find full citations and catalog links to the volumes used in the exhibit by looking at the exhibit bibliography.