Dr. Patch Adams uses a brave volunteer during his speaking event at UCSF on Oct. 19 to show how he loosens up child patients by pretending to sneeze out a “booger” when he meets them. Photo by Arielle Canoza.

Humans of UCSF: Dr. Funnybone

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School of Dentistry

“I've never made a penny being a doctor, so that makes it not a job. My sense of a doctor is that one is a presence caring for health. So I'm never not a doctor. People call me from all over the world who are hurting, and I care for them. Chatting is what more people want than anything.”

Dr. Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams

American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, author, founder the Gesundheit! Institute