Journal of Medical Humanities

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 273–285 | Cite as

Medthics Graphic Novel

  • Harmon FongEmail author


Medthics is an online graphic novel series comprising of six issues ( What is often viewed as pop culture escapism, this "comic book" series tackles the complex world of medicine and its moral/ethical intricacies. From topics about physician identity formation to humane patient care, Medthics brings to the forefront subject matter essential to clinical practice. The art of medicine is depicted through stylized characters as they live their lives through a fictional world inspired by true events.


Narrative medicine Graphic medicine Comic book Professionalism 



I wish to thank my models for lending their likeness; Drs Edward Chiu, Shashank Garg, Eric Lee, Anish Patel, Robin Pinto, Ilja Tchaikov, and my family. However their fictional doppelgangers may behave in this graphic novel, all of them are exemplary individuals in reality. Original website design was created by Dr. Edward Chiu. Review and revisions of this article were done so under the guidance of Dr. Lynette Reid, Dalhousie University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medthics Inc.MississaugaCanada

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