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Author Adams, Patch, 1945-

Title Gesundheit! [OverDrive electronic resource] : bringing good health to you, the medical system, and society through physician service, complementary therapies, humor, and joy / Patch Adams.

Publication Info. [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Phoenix Books, [2007]
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Playing Time 065129
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 95345 KB; MP3 file size: 193354 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Performer Read by Arte Johnson.
Note Duration: 6:51:29.
Summary In authenticity is our modern form of plague: it kills life. At time when the power of technology makes possible undreamed--of interventions in the diseases of mankind, the very relationship between doctor and patients has become a battleground. Meet Hunter D. "Patch" Adams, M.D., the Clown. A social revolutionary and the one-man show who believes in "horse and buggy" medicine and never charges his patients, his medical career has been devoted to giving away health care one of the most expensive things in America for free. In 1971, Adams and a few colleagues founded the Gesundheit Institute, a forty-bed free hospital on 310 acres in a medically under-served area in northern West Virginia, utilizing an "unorthodox" approach to medicine: laughter, humor, the philosophy of listening, not just hearing, and doctor and patient as intimate, respecting partners.
Subject Physician and patient. -- Sound recordings.
Gesundheit Institute.
Community health services -- West Virginia. -- Sound recordings.
Medical care, Cost of -- United States. -- Sound recordings.
Health reformers. -- Sound recordings.
Genre Audiobooks.
Added Author Johnson, Arte, 1934-
Other Form: Original 9780787118280 (OCoLC)40740492
ISBN (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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