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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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day

This is Bacon on medical research.  Pertinent in light of my recent Boo-Boo.

"The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes a wrong one.  Nay, it is obvious that when a man runs the wrong way, the more active and swift he is the further he will go astray."
--Novum Organum, Sir Francis Bacon [1561-1626]

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