If you want a break from medical textbooks and journals, check out our graphic medicine collection and popular magazines.
Graphic Medicine Collection: 2nd floor
Graphic medicine uses comics and art to tell the personal stories of healthcare and medicine. Our collection has over 100 stories that invite you to understand and empathize with patients and their caregivers as you encounter medical dilemmas with new eyes. Browse the full collection online or visit the 2nd floor to check out the materials. You can borrow a graphic medicine book for up to 3 weeks.
Just a few graphic medicine books on display on the 2nd floor:
Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression by Iris Gottlieb
“Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal–yet universal–facet of humanity.”
Everything is an Emergency: An OCD Story in Words and Pictures by Jason Katzenstein
“Everything is an Emergency is a comic about all the self-destructive stories someone tells himself, over and over, until they start to seem true. In surreal, witty, and confessional images, Jason shows us that OCD can be funny, even when it feels like it’s ruining your life.”
The Body Factory by Heloise Chochois
“A Graphic Novel exploring amputation, revealing details about famous amputees throughout history, the invention of the tourniquet, phantom limb syndrome, types of prostheses, and transhumanist technologies.”
Doc-Related: A Physician’s Guide to Fixing our Ailing Health Care System by Peter Valenzuela
“Doc-Related takes us behind the clinic doors of today’s ailing US healthcare system. A medley of anecdotes, comics, and data-backed musings, Doc-Related’s “truth-tellers” turn out to be a half-dozen characters you will surely recognize.”
Popular Magazine Collection: 1st Floor
Our popular magazine collection has many titles, including Food & Wine, Elle, Bicycling, Men’s Health, The New Yorker, and Mac Life. Learn more about a new hobby, check out a recipe to try out for dinner, or get inspired to plan your next vacation with our popular magazines!