“The goal is not to be playful or cute or to attract attention,” says D. Peter Drotman, the editor in chief of the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID). “It’s to humanize the content and to say we’re dealing with an issue that affects humanity in many ways. One way that humanity has expressed itself is through art and how it deals with the human condition and suffering.”
Read the rest of the November 2018 article here: and other medical journals.
Explore the websites for the journals: and . Review examples of artwork used for their cover images and consider the significance of how these visual representations connect with the content featured in the edition the image represents.
Explore these websites and access their current and archived issues to explore a variety of topics. Select cover images that connect to this course and the infectious disease topics you want to learn more about. Look for the cover images hyperlink on the Clinical Infectious Diseases website or scroll down volumes listed on the Emerging Infectious Diseases website to learn about how the cover image connects with infectious disease articles featured in each volume.
Next, craft your reaction paper:
Select at least two covers to discuss in a paper
Include a screenshot of each journal cover selected as an image in a Microsoft word document along with 2-3 paragraphs analyzing each of the covers you selected.
Summarize the information provided by the publisher. Consider how these applications of art impact our ability to understand the infectious diseases they represent.
Explain why you selected these covers and highlight features that assist you in deepening your understanding of the disease, researchers, patients, or caregivers this work represents, from differing perspectives.
Be sure to cite each image and include the hyperlinks to each journal cover.