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When a dream takes hold of you, what can you do? You can run with it, let it run your life, or let it go and think for the rest of your life about what might have been. —Patch Adams, M.D. Read More ⇒


Author: Patch Adams, M.D., with Maureen Mylander
Publisher: Healing Arts Press (1998)227 pages




¡Gesundheit! en Español

Cuando un sueño se apodera de uno, ¿qué se puede hacer? Se puede seguir, dejarlo que se apodere de nuestra vida o abandonarlo y pasar el resto de la existencia pensando en lo que pudo ser. —Patch Adams, M.D. Leer Más ⇒


Autor: Patch Adams, M.D., with Maureen Mylander
Publisher: Healing Arts Press (1998)272 pages




house callsHouse Calls

This book, House Calls, is a visitor’s kit that was originally designed for visiting hospital patients. However, now I realize that the information can be just as useful in visiting friends in nursing homes, prisons, or any place where people may be suffering and wishing they were elsewhere. —Patch Adams, M.D. Read more ⇒


Author: Patch Adams, M.D.,
Cartoons by Jerry Van Amerongen
Publisher: Robert D. Reed Publishers (1998)161 pages

The Gesundheit Community


carl-description-photo-webHealing Doc – Dr. Carl Hammerschlag

Carl A. Hammerschlag M.D. is an internationally recognized psychiatrist, author, teacher, and healer. He has done pioneering work in the practical applications of psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine) and is a faculty member at the Univ. of Arizona Medical School in Phoenix.


His life’s work with Native Americans has profoundly impacted his understanding about how people get sick and how they can get well. This extraordinary healing journey has been summarized in his critically acclaimed books The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit, Healing Ceremonies, and Kindling Spirit.

Carl met Patch more than 20 years ago when both were presenters at a national healthcare conference. That connection and the resulting friendship turned out to be life-changing and started him on a path to clowning in public. He is presently Chief of Community Mental Health with the Gesundheit! Institute.

Patch Adams MD & Gesundheit Institute, P.O. Box 307, Urbana, IL 61803

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