Patch Adams to give U.Va.
dose of his healing humor Feb. 26
If you see a doctor on Grounds
wearing not only a white lab coat but a red clowns nose,
hes probably Patch Adams, whom actor Robin Williams portrayed
in the 1998 film of the same name. The real McCoy will visit the
University Feb. 26 to spread his message of bringing fun,
friendship and the joy of service back into health care.
to U.Va. by the University
Programs Council as this years Thomas Jefferson Visiting
Lecturer, Adams will work with health professionals and students
that day and present a comedy show, free and open to the public,
at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Auditorium. A book signing will follow.
of the Gesundheit! Institute, a free health-care clinic in Arlington,
Adams and his staff have stopped seeing patients to focus on the
institutes new home in Pocahontas County, W.Va., where they
plan to resume patient services within the next two years.