Rx Laughter Board Visits Mattel UCLA Children's Hospital & Medical Center:
A Dialysis Outpatient at the UCLA Medical
Center watches a Marx Bros film during his 3 hour, thrice-weekly
Dialysis Treatment, while Bill Marx (Harpo Marx's son) and Chris
Costello (Lou Costello's daughter) visit with them.
Melissa Talmadge Cox talks about legendary
film comedian Buster Keaton & his movies (Melissa is Buster
Keaton's Granddaughter) with a teenage girl undergoing outpatient
dialysis treatment at the UCLA Medical Center.
"I Love Lucy" writers Bob Carroll
Jr & Madelyn Pugh Davis visit with a teenage boy in the outpatient
dialysis clinic, sharing stories about how the show helps the teen
to deal with his illness, especially during his medical procedures.
(Remember "Vetavitamegamin" or the episode where Lucy
tries to make chocolates very fast in the chocolate factory?) Bob
& Madelyn wrote those!)
Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D., , Professor of
Pediatrics & Anesthesiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral
Sciences, and Director of the Pediatric Pain Program at the David
Geffen UCLA School of Medicine joins in the chat with her own favorite
"Lucy" episodes too!
Bill Marx, the son of Harpo Marx (from
the Marx Bros films) clowns with an inpatient at the Mattel UCLA
Children's Hospital. This photo was taken just a few hours after
the boy's surgery, who wanted us to make sure to tell everyone how
important it is for doctors to prescribe shows for kids who are
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