What would Hippocrates think of Dr Google?

He'd give online health information the thumbs-up, this doctor says

Dr Susan Ieraci, a ­Sydney emergency medicine ­doctor and executive member of Friends of Science in Medicine, thinks the 2500-year-old father of medicine would be okay with Dr Google.

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Her view follows a study in the MJA that found Dr Google was a good resource for those wanting to understand their symptoms before visiting the ED.

Patients thought their ‘googling’ helped them understand what the doctors said and only a few doubted

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