This is the story of Patch Adams' lifetime quest to transform the health care system. Gaining supporters across the country, the Gesundheit Institute strives to build a free, full-scale hospital that will be open to anyone in the world. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Not for those who know Patch.
"Patch Adams' book ought to be required reading for patients, doctors, and ordinary mortals of all kinds. It will help us rediscover the true meaning of medical care, and it will help to heal the health care system itself. I have learned from Patch the courage it takes to be different and to reveal your wounds: behind his clown-like persona lies a great deal of wisdom, and it often falls to the court jester to speak the truth that those in power need to hear."
(Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine and Miracles)