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Dr. Patch Adams spoke to students and faculty at Mansfield University on Friday, Sept. 28, in Straughn Hall.
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Adams spoke with animation to students and faculty in the audience on Friday, Sept. 28, in Straughn Hall.
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Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams, M.D., the doctor and activist portrayed by Robin Williams in the 1998 film Patch Adams, begins his talk about “Changing the World” in a colorful long shirt and long pants.
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As he continues his talk to the Mansfield University campus community about “Changing the World,” Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams, M.D. clowns with his audience, pulling up his “long” pants to create “shorts” and reveal he is wearing one “red” sock and one “green” sock.
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Following his morning talk (Changing the World) to Mansfield University students, faculty, staff and families of faculty and staff, Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams, M.D., meets Ellie Miller. Ellie is the daughter of Rich Miller, MU basketball coach.
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:00 pm
Doctor, clown, communist. The words may not traditionally fit together, but Dr. Patch Adams insists he is all of those things and more.
He spoke to students, faculty, staff and the community at Mansfield University on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in Straughn Hall.
Wearing handmade clothing patterned with colorful flowers, he spoke about his early life, his work and the famous movie based on his life, but he also gave the audience some advice.
“If you don’t like the consequence, change the performance,” he said.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:00 pm.