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Patch Adams

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:817
  1. Charles Essex, consultant neurodevelopmental paediatrician.
  1. Coventry

    On general release in British cinemas, Universal studios, certificate 12, 116 minutes

    If I were interviewing applicants for medical school I would pursue what they meant if they said that they wanted to help people. Patch Adams is Robin Williams' way of saying that he wants to do just that. He has played five doctors in films since 1990, three of them in the past 12 months. Watching a good comedy and having …

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