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Of Cornopleezeepi and Party Poopers: A Brief History of Physicians in Comics

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2018
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Title
Of Cornopleezeepi and Party Poopers: A Brief History of Physicians in Comics
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AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.2.mhst1-1802
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Abstract

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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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 2 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 1 50%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 50%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 1 50%
Neuroscience 1 50%