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Israel university sets up medical clowning degree

Israel university sets up medical clowning degree
Posted 2006-11-24 08:44:50
TORONTO, Nov 22 (Reuters Life!) - Israel's University of Haifa is taking the notion that laughter is the best medicine seriously, setting up a Bachelor of Arts degree in medical clowning to help legitimize the profession. Hospitals in many countries use clowning as a form of therapy to help patients' recovery or ease suffering, particularly in children's wards.
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