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Comics Make Medicine Less Scary for Young Patientsi
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June Soh
July 08, 2014 10:06 PM
A growing number of comics and graphic novels are finding their way into medical exam rooms. Experts say that especially for young patients, comics can be a great tool to explain what can be a scary medical process in an easy and entertaining manner. The increasing and varied use of graphic arts was the focus of a recent Comics and Medicine conference at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Maryland. VOA’s June Soh talked with physicians there.

Comics Make Medicine Less Scary for Young Patients

June Soh

Published July 08, 2014

A growing number of comics and graphic novels are finding their way into medical exam rooms. Experts say that especially for young patients, comics can be a great tool to explain what can be a scary medical process in an easy and entertaining manner. The increasing and varied use of graphic arts was the focus of a recent Comics and Medicine conference at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Maryland. VOA’s June Soh talked with physicians there.


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