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Gesundheit!: Bringing Good Health to You, the Medical System, and Society Through Physician Service, Complementary Therapies, Humor

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Now a Motion Picture Starring Robin Williams as Patch Adams!

On Christmas Day Universal Studios released Patch Adams, the Robin Williams film based on the life of Patch Adams, M.D. Now, in this expanded edition of Gesundheit!, you can get Patch's real story. A social revolutionary who has devoted his career to giving away health care, Patch 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. Whether it means putting on a red clown nose for sick children or taking a disturbed patient outside to roll down a hill with him, Adams does whatever is necessary to help heal.

This is the story of Adams's lifetime quest to transform the health care system. Gaining supporters across the country, the Gesundheit Institute is now building a free, full-scale hospital that will be open to anyone in the world. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Not for those who know and work with Patch.

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This book tells the inspiring and hilarious story of Adams' quest to bring free health care to the world and to transform the way doctors practice medicine. 20 photos.

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The doctor describes his work with poor patients.

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The inspiring and hilarious story of Patch Adams's quest to bring free health care to the world and to transform the way doctors practice medicine? Tells the story of Patch Adam's lifetime quest to transform the health care system? Released as a film from Universal Pictures, starring Robin Williams Meet Patch Adams, M.D., a social revolutionary who has devoted his career to giving away health care. Adams is the founder of the Gesundheit Institute, a home-based medical practice that has treated more than 15,000 people for free, and that is now building a full-scale hospital that will be open to anyone in the world free of charge. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Not for those who know and work with Patch. Whether it means putting on a red clown nose for sick children or taking a disturbed patient outside to roll down a hill with him, Adams does whatever is necessary to help heal. In his frequent lectures at medical schools and international conferences, Adams's irrepressible energy cuts through the businesslike facade of the medical industry to address the caring relationship between doctor and patient that is at the heart of true medicine. All author royalties are used to fund The Gesundheit Institute, a 40-bed free hospital in West Virginia. Adams' positive vision and plan for the future is an inspiration for those concerned with the inaccessibility of affordable, quality health care.Today's high-tech medicine has become too costly, impersonal, and grim. In his frequent lectures to colleges, churches, community groups, medical schools, and conferences, Patch shows how healing can be a loving, creative, humorous human exchange--not a business transaction.

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The inspiring and hilarious story of Patch Adams's quest to bring free health care to the world and to transform the way doctors practice medicine andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Tells the story of Patch Adam's lifetime quest to transform the health care system andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Released as a film from Universal Pictures, starring Robin Williams andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Meet Patch Adams, M.D., a social revolutionary who has devoted his career to giving away health care. Adams is the founder of the Gesundheit Institute, a home-based medical practice that has treated more than 15,000 people for free, and that is now building a full-scale hospital that will be open to anyone in the world free of charge. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Not for those who know and work with Patch. Whether it means putting on a red clown nose for sick children or taking a disturbed patient outside to roll down a hill with him, Adams does whatever is necessary to help heal. In his frequent lectures at medical schools and international conferences, Adams's irrepressible energy cuts through the businesslike facade of the medical industry to address the caring relationship between doctor and patient that is at the heart of true medicine. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;All author royalties are used to fund The Gesundheit Institute, a 40-bed free hospital in West Virginia. Adams's positive vision and plan for the future is an inspiration for those concerned with the inaccessibility of affordable, quality health care. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Today's high-tech medicine has become too costly, impersonal, and grim. In his frequent lectures to colleges, churches, community groups, medical schools, and conferences, Patch shows how healing can be a loving, creative, humorous human exchange--not a business transaction.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-223) and index.

About the Author

Patch Adams, M.D., is a social revolutionary and one-man show who believes in "horse and buggy" medicine and never charges his patients a cent! In 1971, the author and a few of his colleagues founded the Gesundheit Institute in Northern Virginia. During the next twelve years, they operated a home-based family medical practice and managed to treat more than 15,000 people without payment, malpractice insurance, or formal facilities. Patch Adams continues on his life mission to achieve the goal of building a fully, free health care center.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Publisher's Preface andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Foreword andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Author's Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Co-Author's Preface andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Introduction andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part Iandnbsp;andnbsp; Bringing Your Vision and Joy to the Practice of Medicineandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; A Health Care System in Pain andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; An Ideal Medical Practice andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Humor and Healing, or Why We're Building a Silly Hospital andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Art, Nature, and Imagination andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Rebuilding Self, Family, Community, World andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Huge - What Happens to a Dream Unleashed andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part IIandnbsp; A Prescription for Health and Healingandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;A Chronology of the Gesundheit Institute andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Pilot Period andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Dream Defined andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Garth's Story, By Gareth Branwyn andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;9andnbsp;andnbsp;andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp; Organizing Dreamers, by Blair Voyvodic, M.D. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;10andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp; Building the Dream andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;11andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp; Living on the Land, by Kathy Blomquist andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;12andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp; Light a Candle: How Can I Help? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;13andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp; Passion and Persistence andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;14andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp; Five Years Have Passed andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Bibliography: A Booklover's Search for Understanding and Ideas andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Indexandlt;/Bandgt;

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780892817818
With:
Mylander, Maureen
Foreword:
Budd, M.D. Matthew
With:
Mylander, Maureen
Foreword by:
Budd, M.D. Matthew
Foreword:
Budd, M.D. Matthew
Author:
Patch Adams, M.D.
Author:
Adams, Patch
Author:
Adams, M.D., Patch
Author:
Mylander, Maureen
Author:
Budd Matthew
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Health promotion
Subject:
Physician and patient
Subject:
Medical care, cost of
Subject:
Community health services
Subject:
Health reformers. .
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Medical care, Cost of -- United States.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
HEALTH, HEALING, HERBAL;BIOGRAPHY;ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES;MEDICINE
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 bandamp;w photographs
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 14.84 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This book tells the inspiring and hilarious story of Adams' quest to bring free health care to the world and to transform the way doctors practice medicine. 20 photos.
"Synopsis" by , The doctor describes his work with poor patients.
"Synopsis" by , The inspiring and hilarious story of Patch Adams's quest to bring free health care to the world and to transform the way doctors practice medicine? Tells the story of Patch Adam's lifetime quest to transform the health care system? Released as a film from Universal Pictures, starring Robin Williams Meet Patch Adams, M.D., a social revolutionary who has devoted his career to giving away health care. Adams is the founder of the Gesundheit Institute, a home-based medical practice that has treated more than 15,000 people for free, and that is now building a full-scale hospital that will be open to anyone in the world free of charge. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Not for those who know and work with Patch. Whether it means putting on a red clown nose for sick children or taking a disturbed patient outside to roll down a hill with him, Adams does whatever is necessary to help heal. In his frequent lectures at medical schools and international conferences, Adams's irrepressible energy cuts through the businesslike facade of the medical industry to address the caring relationship between doctor and patient that is at the heart of true medicine. All author royalties are used to fund The Gesundheit Institute, a 40-bed free hospital in West Virginia. Adams' positive vision and plan for the future is an inspiration for those concerned with the inaccessibility of affordable, quality health care.Today's high-tech medicine has become too costly, impersonal, and grim. In his frequent lectures to colleges, churches, community groups, medical schools, and conferences, Patch shows how healing can be a loving, creative, humorous human exchange--not a business transaction.
"Synopsis" by , The inspiring and hilarious story of Patch Adams's quest to bring free health care to the world and to transform the way doctors practice medicine andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Tells the story of Patch Adam's lifetime quest to transform the health care system andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Released as a film from Universal Pictures, starring Robin Williams andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Meet Patch Adams, M.D., a social revolutionary who has devoted his career to giving away health care. Adams is the founder of the Gesundheit Institute, a home-based medical practice that has treated more than 15,000 people for free, and that is now building a full-scale hospital that will be open to anyone in the world free of charge. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Not for those who know and work with Patch. Whether it means putting on a red clown nose for sick children or taking a disturbed patient outside to roll down a hill with him, Adams does whatever is necessary to help heal. In his frequent lectures at medical schools and international conferences, Adams's irrepressible energy cuts through the businesslike facade of the medical industry to address the caring relationship between doctor and patient that is at the heart of true medicine. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;All author royalties are used to fund The Gesundheit Institute, a 40-bed free hospital in West Virginia. Adams's positive vision and plan for the future is an inspiration for those concerned with the inaccessibility of affordable, quality health care. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Today's high-tech medicine has become too costly, impersonal, and grim. In his frequent lectures to colleges, churches, community groups, medical schools, and conferences, Patch shows how healing can be a loving, creative, humorous human exchange--not a business transaction.
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