nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Medical Quote

     I fancy it must be the quantity of animal food eaten by the English which renders their character insusceptible of civilisation.  I suspect it is in their kitchens & not in their churches that their reformation must be worked, & that Missionaries of that description from hence would avail more than those who should endeavor to tame them by precepts of religion.
--Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]
Letter to Mrs John Adams, Sept 25, 1785

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