Yesterday our Graphic Medicine class was given a curated tour of the University of Chicago Regenstein Library’s collection of graphic medicine and comics history. Librarian Sarah Wenzel was our expert guide.
For those of you who read my post over at Graphic Medicine about our visit to the National Library of Medicine last spring, you know how much I love historic artifacts of comics and medicine.
Here are excerpts from my favorite of our tour, from 1918 France. Sequential art, maybe comics. But definitely tells us interesting things about the history of medicine. And nurses.
All work courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Regenstein Library.
The bibliographic information for the book is Ibels, Louise. Une Journée à l’hopital. [Paris?], 1916. (http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3535102; ff NC1763.S5I34 1916)