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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Friday, April 16, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day

A cautionary quotation about the incremental and evolving process we call the scientific method.

"Definite scientific conceptions are preceded by anticipations.  The process of clarification is spread over many generations."
--Sex and Character, Otto Weininger [1880-1903]

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