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Subject: Health: Medicine

Medical Studies Series

The world of medicine is constantly growing, finding ways of improving the health and lives of millions worldwide. This series offers a wide range of award-winning documentaries, from biographical studies of noteworthy medical people to research and development programs about important health, medicine and clinical Click for more

Patch Adams 2: Doctor Clown

Adams 2, Patch: Doctor Clown

"Highly Recommended. Emmy Award winning producer Roberta Cantow's stories present an almost irresistible temptation for a resolution, for a pat summation that would somehow make them easier to bear, but Cantow resists." -San Diego Reader
"Highly Recommended. Dr. Patch Adams takes his unique therapy on the road; this time the unique twist is 'to Russia with love.'" -National Media Review
With the collapse of the former Soviet Union, opportunities for Americans to visit the "new" Russia, to better understand its people, and to even assist in making it a better place to live, opened up. The American physician, social activist, citizen diplomat and professional clown, Dr, Hunter Adams, better know as Dr. Patch Adams, did not waste this opportunity. Nor did the Emmy Award winning producer Roberta Cantow (Clotheslines), who joined the doctor's goodwill entourage with camera in hand to document this momentous occasion. This classic, non-scripted documentary introduces us to Patch Adams long before his name became famous with the release of the motion picture Patch Adams. Here we discover Patch is also lovingly known as "Doctor Clown"; we view him and his volunteer ambassadors visiting Russian hospitals, orphanages, schools and streets with the hope of helping people and bringing them closer together through the healing power of humor. And in witnessing the sometimes-haunting interactions with the Russian children and adults, we, too, are touched and made more whole. Produced by Roberta Cantow. 04/09DE IJSCA 30 min.
Also See: Patch Adams 1: In Bed With Patch Adams
Associated Movie: Patch Adams - starring Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman

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