Doctor Google

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As though the Google search engine were the surname of a medical professional.

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Doctor Google

  1. (Internet, informal) The Internet when used to seek out medical advice.
    • 2021 March 29, Natalie Grover, “Looking up health symptoms online less harmful than thought, study says”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      Using “Dr Google” for health purposes is controversial. Some have expressed concerns that it can lead to inaccurate diagnoses, bad advice on where to seek treatment (triage), and increased anxiety (cyberchondria).

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