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Hunter Doherty Adams
May 28, 1945
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Alma mater||George Washington University|
|Home town||Arlington, Virginia|
|Spouse(s)||Linda Edquist (1975–98; divorced) Susan Parenti (m. 2010)|
|Children||Atomic Zagnut Adams
Lars Zig Edquist Adams
|Parent(s)||Robert Loughridge Adams
Anna Campbell Adams
|Relatives||Robert Loughridge "Wildman" Adams, Jr. (brother)|
Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, social activist, clown and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he organizes a group of volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns in an effort to bring humor to orphans, patients, and other people.
Adams was born on May 28, 1945 in Washington, D.C.. He was raised in Arlington, Virginia. Adams studied at Wakefield High School, at the Virginia Commonwealth University and at George Washington University.
The 1998 movie Patch Adams is based on his life. He was played by Robin Williams.
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