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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Monday, March 22, 2010

Medical Quote of The Day

A story circulated [at a medical meeting] about a man who had decided gradually to give up everything that scientists have linked to cancer.
     The first week, he cut out smoked fish and charcoal steaks.
     The second week, he cut out smoking.
     The third week, he cut out having relations with women.
     The fourth week, he cut out drinking.
     The fifth week, he cut out paper dolls.
--Anonymous, quoted in the Boston Herald, Sept 4, 1965


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