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Gesundheit! Bringing Good Health to You, The Medical System, And Society Through Physician Service, Complementary Therapies, Humor, and Joy
Gesundheit Bringing Good Health to You The Medical System And Society Through Physician Service Complementary Therapies Humor and Joy Author:Maureen Mylander, Patch Adams Meet Patch Adams, M.D., a social revolutionary who has devoted his life to giving away health care. Doctor, clown, man of many hats, Adams is the founder of the Gesundheit Institute, a home-based medical practice in West Virginia that has treated more than 15,000 people for free. Whehter it means putting on a red clown nose for sick children or ... more »taking a disturbed patient outside to roll down a hill with him, Adams does whatever is necessary to help heal. In his frequent lectures and performances at medical schools and international conferences, Adams's irrepresible energy cuts through the businesslike facade of the medical industry to address how the need for a caring relationship between doctor and patient is at the heart of true medicine.
This is the story of Patch Adams's lifetime quest to transform the healthcare system. Gaining supporters across the country, the Gesundheit Institute will soon build a free, full-scale hospital that will be open to anyone in the world. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Not for those who know Patch.
Patch Adams's amazing story seems like the stuff Hollywood movies re made from - and now it is. The movie version of Patch Adams is sure to bring unprecedented attention to the Gesundheit Institute and their dream of delivering good health.« less