During the early 1940s, the focus of comic books shifted more toward true adventures versus tales that offered an escape through fantasy or followed the antics of superheroes and detectives in their fight against evil. Many of these true adventure comics provided what could be considered illustrated biographies of heroes and role models in science and medicine from that time and throughout history.
If you thought comic strips and comic books were only for kids, you would be sadly mistaken. Comics can be a valuable tool to the medical profession as they can be used in many ways. People are naturally drawn to cartoon characters because they are often able to connect and empathize with them. Because of this, they can be used when dealing with young or old patients and can even be used to teach students pursuing medical careers.