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Clown Care Unit by Kyoko Hamada Shows Laughter is the Best Medicine

By: Meghan Young - Published: Mar 7, 2013 • References: kyokohamada and beautifuldecay
The Clown Care Unit photo series appears to capture the daily thrills and frills at the Gesundheit! Institute, the unorthodox hospital founded by Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams. Of course, since that institution was established just over forty years ago, his encouragement for laughter as a form of medicine could easily have been adopted by other hospitals around the world. Wherever the Clown Care Unit photo series is shot, it looks like a happy place for recovering patients.

Photographed by Kyoko Hamada, who was born in Japan and now lives in New York, Clown Care Unit photo series captures professional performers as they "help ease the stress of illness by reintroducing laughter and fun as natural parts of everyday life," writes Beautiful Decay.