Manga and anime in medical education: leontiasis ossea in ‘Black Jack’

  • Michelle (k/a Mikhaila) Muscat University of Malta
Keywords: Chemical Pathology, Education, medical, undergraduate, Leontiasis Ossea, Medical Manga, Surgery

Abstract

‘Black Jack’, the medical manga (Japanese comic/graphical novel) by the widely acclaimed godfather of manga, Ozamu Tezuka, follows the dramatized story of the unlicensed surgeon. It spans many manga volumes, and many episodes in the corresponding animated series (commonly referred to as anime), with a key focus on Black Jack’s superior, sensationalized, surgical abilities. This brief review focuses on the presence of a patient with leontiasis ossea at the beginning of the ‘Black Jack 21’ anime series and highlights the use of media such as manga and anime in medical education.

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Published
2017-02-22
How to Cite
Muscat, M. (k/a M. (2017). Manga and anime in medical education: leontiasis ossea in ‘Black Jack’. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 4, 16-18. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/89
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