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The medical professions were in manga before they were in the news

How Japanese authors depicted hospitals and surgeons pre-coronavirus

This manga series follows the ups and downs that a high school girl experiences after taking a part-time job at a gynecology and obstetrics hospital. (Tomei na Yurikago)

TOKYO -- Over the years, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical practitioners who protect our lives and health have been depicted in manga. Following is a list of 10 medical manga from the 2000s, put together now that many of us are taking an interest in those who have put themselves on the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

The summary of each comic is followed by (1) name(s) of author, (2) publisher, (3) number of published volumes and (4) price of the latest volume (price plus tax).

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