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Graphic Medicine


What is Graphic Medicine?

Graphic medicine is the term used to describe the combination of the graphic novel medium with health information.

Many authors and illustrators use graphic medicine as a way to tell personal stories of illness and health in the comic format. The combined language of words and pictures gives approachability and emotional impact to these personal stories as well.

For how long can I borrow a Graphic Medicine Kit?

How long can I borrow a Graphic Medicine Kit for?

These kits can be checked out for 3 weeks (like our books) and may be renewed for an additional 3 weeks. Please return both the bag and graphic novels. However, the informational materials, printouts, and wallet cards from the kit are yours to keep!

What is in a Nevins Library Graphic Medicine Kit?

Our kits combine 2-4 graphic novels, appropriate for adults and mature teens, on a mental or physical health topic with consumer health materials from trustworthy organizations.

Where do I find the Graphic Medicine Kits?

These kits, and other adult graphic medicine titles, are located in the Adult Graphic Novel collection in the back of the Old Reading Room.

Kits You Can Borrow

All kits include Informational Materials as well as a short “What is a Graphic Novel” primer.