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Doctors at Cleveland children's hospital pay tribute to Robin Williams', cheer up kids

Doctors and residents at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Doctors and residents at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
CLEVELAND (Press Release) -

Some pediatric doctors and residents wore a special accessory on Thursday as they visited patients at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital to complement their white coats and stethoscopes - red clown noses.

The noses were a tribute to the title character in Robin Williams' 1998 movie "Patch Adams," about an unorthodox medical student who used humor to treat sick children.

"A few patients asked for the 'clown doctors' to visit them today," said Dr. Nancy Bass, a pediatric neurologist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital who organized the tribute. "We walked around with red noses and made lots of kids laugh. It was fun."

The 63-year-old comedian Robin Williams died this week after battling depression.

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