Searching around in PubMed to find more scholarship on the use of comics in medicine and I came across this political cartoon from 1943/1944 (there are conflicting dates). It raises so many interesting questions – like “Why has the United States has been afraid of socialized healthcare for so very long?” and “Is this perhaps the oldest instance of graphic medicine?”. This is certainly the oldest citation currently in PubMed that I have found – but I suspect there are others. Have you seen any? Share them with us here!