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, March 11, 2010

Quote Of The Day

This is not really medical, but I've written frequently about healthy skepticism:  don't believe everything you read until you've checked all the facts and data for yourself.

On the other hand, healthy skepticism can turn into a universal suspicion of everything:

“You start by reading your horoscope in the newspaper; then you dabble in chakra balancing or feng shui, saying that it is important to keep an open mind; after a while your mind is so open that your brains fall out, and you read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion without noticing anything amiss.”

--Francis Wheen, Strange Days Indeed, Mar 2010.

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