In this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt from the Ohio State University presents “Incurable Time: The Graphic Temporalities of Autoimmune Disease.” Her talk was recorded at our 2015 Riverside Comics & Medicine conference. Also, I talk with Ann Fox of Davidson College about what she’s reading, as well as her new Graphic Medicine course. Keep your eyes on your screens as images will accompany the episode. This podcast is also available via iTunes. Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education… Read More
guest review by Ed C. Children diagnosed with chronic diseases and medical conditions often have to adjust their lifestyle, bearing new responsibilities different from their peers. As someone diagnosed with asthma at the age of five, I grew up knowing when to use the albuterol inhaler that was always in my pocket. While I had the support of my parents and the understanding of my teachers, I never really had any specific instructional material as a kid to help me better understand and live with my condition. “Pete Learns All About Crohn’s and Colitis” addresses this with a different chronic… Read More
Available free on Crohns and Colitis Foundation Website.
Mike Keeper alerted me to his comic about Crohn’s disease, and Graphic Medicine is pleased to host this 12 page strip. Mike says: ‘Since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2007, I’ve pilgrimaged, like so many others, on that long road toward the Mecca of consistent bowel health. So far, I’ve found the way to be not-so-difficult. I’m fortunate. Good doctor, relatively mild case. Still, what a frustrating, inexplicable disease Crohn’s can be! Embarrassing, slapdash, specific in its unspecificity. And that the origins of Crohn’s remain a mystery (i.e. we know what it *is*, just not *why* it is), a mystery even as… Read More
Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Crohns Disease Tom Humberstone
Our intrepid cartoonist and ex mental health worker uncovers the facts behind the scandalous meeja frenzy surrounding Andrew Wakefield’s spurious claims of autism and crohn’s disease caused by the MMR jab. You can view the web comic at Darryl Cunningham’s site here.
Funny Misshapen Body is not a ‘graphic pathography’, it is about Jeffrey Brown’s development as a cartoonist. One chapter of this memoir, however, deals with his diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. His digestive system has been playing up for some time when he suddenly develops severe abdominal pains, requiring admission to hospital. His diagnosis means that he will never be able to get his own health insurance. A regime of medication is initiated, resulting in weight gain and acne. His disease does not abate and he still suffers stinking flatulence, and occasional incontinence. Surgery is scheduled and Brown records his hospitalization… Read More