Patch Adams


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It's here at last, the one you've all been waiting for!

Yes, Patch Adams was a Robin Williams (MHDSRIP) vehicle, but did you know the real Patch Adams is still fighting the good fight? The fight is good, but the movie isn't. Still - Clown Doctoring (no laughing matter)! Medical Insurance! This movie gave us a lot to talk about. There's science babble and no shortage of rayon cargo pants. Abi's counsellor falls asleep on her, Freda rages on those who make a joke of gynaecology and, somewhere, there's a millionaire playing Fur Elise.


Why can't you been the one I'm running from?


Here are some interesting things for you to read about:

Read about Gesundheit today

Clown Doctoring

History and Evidence:

Clowning in a children's rehab:

The effects on nurses:


Clown Doctoring in Action (first ever PhD in Clown Care):

Patch Adams IRL

Patch on his favourite letter:


Patch on the Pandemic:

Patch on Suicide:

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