Book Review by Kevin Wolf Medical Mentions is a group of graphic works. The graphic works reviewed here are books whose primary topics are not medical, and yet they cover a medical topic with some depth at some point in the work. The rest of the work might be fictional or nonfictional, while the medical portion is often technical and five pages or more. The reviewer will usually neither recommend nor discourage reading the work, except when the rest of the work is deemed outstanding or terrible, respectively. Typically, six graphic works will be part of the review with one paragraph… Read More
Spot 12: The Story of a Birth
This is a very unique book indeed. In stark black & white drawings, with varied panel layout and employing unique but resonant animal avatars, Jaeckel tells the story of her daughter Asa’s premature birth and confinement to a neonatal intensive care unit. As a neonatal care nurse I introduced to the text said, every health care provider working in this area would benefit from reading this wonderful book. And the rest of us as well! Good Reads review here.