A is for aphorism: Nothing is sometimes a good remedy

Benjamin Mitchell*, Georga Cooke

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We live in a different era of medicine than that of the great Hippocrates. Our patients are better informed, with ready access to a plethora of medical information, and enter the consultation with expectations of being offered therapies for all their ailments. But is it still true, over 2000 years after Hippocrates, that 'nothing is sometimes a good remedy'?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


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Mitchell, B., & Cooke, G. (2013). A is for aphorism: Nothing is sometimes a good remedy. Australian Family Physician, 42(7), 507-508.