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Internet-Based Survey on Medical Manga in Japan.
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PMID:  21660790     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The more manga (Japanese graphic novels) communicate medical information, the more people are likely to be influenced by manga. We investigated through an Internet search using Google the characteristics of medical manga published in Japan, defined as those in which the main character is a medical professional and that occur in a medical setting. As of December 2008, 173 medical manga had been published. For a period of time after the first medical manga by Osamu Tezuka in 1970, the number of publications maintained a steady level, but increased rapidly in the mid 1980s. The professions of the protagonist were 134 doctors, 19 nurses, 3 dentists, 3 medical students, and 1 nursing student. Although the main character was mostly a doctor, manga featuring paramedical professionals have increased since 1990s. Medical manga may be a powerful tool for increasing the awareness of the public regarding medicine.
Yukiko Kishi; Tomoko Matsumura; Naoko Murishige; Yuko Kodama; Nobuyo Hatanaka; Morihito Takita; Kenjiro Sakamoto; Tamae Hamaki; Eiji Kusumi; Kazuhiko Kobayashi; Koichiro Yuji; Hiroto Narimatsu; Masahiro Kami
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health communication     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-7027     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908762     Medline TA:  Health Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo.
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