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Singing Doctor Turns Social Media Into Treatment Tool

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September 27, 2013
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A doctor in the UK has become a Youtube sensation while demonstrating the power of social media to help patients. Dr Tapas Mukherjee is now known as 'The Singing Doctor', with his version of 90s hit "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by the band Deep Blue Something, which he has adapted lyrically to help acute asthma patients treat their condition. Jim Drury went to meet him.


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