Kloss and Bruce Tox in a Box

Learning should be fun…

I am always on the look out for new and innovative ways to learn and share medical education and recently I stumbled upon Pocket Toxicology Flashcards by Brian Kloss and Travis Bruce. Fantastic design and concept for learning, revising and cementing mnemonics and visual associations through the use of cartoon animations.

Kloss manages to take a series of toxidromes, mnemonics and learning pearls and create an interesting visual feast to explore. Full of toxicological facts, and visual clues these initial sketches are brought to life by Travis Bruce as succinct, dark and humorous educational cartoons. There is so much information to process that you can pour over each image for hours. This helps to cement the visual learning experience.

I have the virtual kindle edition of the Toxicology Flashcards, but there is also a real paperback book. Definitely well worth a look.

Brian Kloss Toxicology Flashcards

Dr Kloss is currently working on the next series of flashcards relating to infectious diseases and we will be displaying a weekly cartoon from each of the series here at LITFL for you to enjoy.

Brian Kloss is an emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at the SUNY Upstate Medical University and the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, New York…with more than a hint of geeky OCD charisma.

Travis Bruce is an artist, illustrator, and designer living in Queens, New York. He graduated with a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts with a focus on the human form.

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