Monday, March 17, 2008

X-rays in the Comics

I just ran across the excellent Polite Dissent blog, featuring comics and medicine, among other things.

A search of this blog's archive yields a number of examples of X-rays making it into the comic books.

The Horror of "Lead Lung Disease"

Health Care the Richie Rich Way

Superman using his X-ray vision on Sensor Girl

Dr. Kildare Reminds You to Get Your Annual Fluoroscopy Exam

A plain film of the skull showing Huntington's disease

A cervical spine film of The Phantom

Top Five Most Common Comic Book Writer Medical Errors -- see the section on Bad Radiology.

Delivering Bad News the Comic Book Way -- apparently X-rays are helpful for this.

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