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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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day

Osler was a groundbreaking clinical researcher, teacher, and philosopher of medicine.

"The extraordinary development of modern science may be her undoing.  Specialism, now a necessity, has fragmented the specialties themselves in a way that makes the outlook hazardous.  The workers lose all sense of proportion in a maze of minutiae."
--Sir William Osler [1849-1919]

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