Created in 1948 by the late Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis, a psychiatrist from Scottsdale, Ariz., Rex Morgan M.D. continues to be the quintessential family practice physician.
Dr. Dallis created Rex Morgan not only as an exciting and entertaining comic strip, but also as an educational tool: a comic strip that would heighten the awareness of readers about the importance of modern medicine.
Over the years, we have seen Rex deal with the compelling medical and social issues of our times: drug abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, organ transplants, adoption and sexual harassment, just to name a few. There have been more than a few documented cases in which readers were actually able to identify illnesses in themselves from information presented in Rex Morgan M.D.
The strip's realism has made it a valuable resource for health care professionals around the country. The Leahy Foundation used a Rex Morgan series on epilepsy as a teaching tool for professionals and students at Harvard University. The Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Service Center Family Violence Program in New York used a Rex Morgan segment in its handbook for battered women.
Rex Morgan M.D. appears in over 300 newspapers nationwide and with an estimated 30 million readers every day in the United States and 14 foreign countries, Rex continues to be one of the most well-known and best-loved physicians in the world.