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Of Cornopleezeepi and Party Poopers: A Brief History of Physicians in Comics
AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2018
The representations of physicians and medical practice found in comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels throughout the past century reflect broader representational trends in popular visual media. Drawing on examples including Winsor McCay's Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, the superhero comics character Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, and contemporary graphic medicine, this article outlines the shifting models for depicting physicians and medical ethics in comics. It concludes that contemporary representations are often more realistic and nuanced, although gender and racial diversity along with diversity in medical specializations remains problematic.
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|Members of the public||17||55%|
|Practitioners (doctors, other healthcare professionals)||3||10%|
|Science communicators (journalists, bloggers, editors)||1||3%|
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|Readers by professional status||Count||As %|
|Student > Ph. D. Student||4||33%|
|Student > Doctoral Student||1||8%|
|Readers by discipline||Count||As %|
|Medicine and Dentistry||2||17%|
|Arts and Humanities||1||8%|
|Nursing and Health Professions||1||8%|