Patch Adams: Neilly Series Lecture

Title

Patch Adams: Neilly Series Lecture

Creator

Date

2006-10-31

Description

The real person behind the hit movie starring Robin Williams, Patch Adams is both a healthcare physician and a professional clown. He is founder of the Gesundheit! Institute, a holistic health facility emphasizing laughter and humor as an essential part of the healing process. During one pilot project, over 15,000 people were provided with free medical care at the Institute, which integrated medicine with performing arts, arts and crafts, agriculture, nature, education, recreation and social service. Patch Adams travels all over the world spreading his humor and therapy, including visits to prisons and war zones. Patch Adams believes that being happy is “the most important health factor in your life.” Co-sponsored with Wilson Commons Student Activities and the Campus Activities Board (CAB). 

Format

image/jpeg

Event Type

lecture

Files

adams_small.jpg

Citation

Adams, Patch, “Patch Adams: Neilly Series Lecture,” RBSCP Exhibits, accessed June 20, 2021, https://rbscpexhibits.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/4799.

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  1. adams_small.jpg
  2. Neilly-Series-2006-2007.pdf