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, June 16, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day - 16 June 10

"The basic mistake we're making with our health-care system now is that we regard it as just another business. And it's clearly not just another business. Patients, sick patients and worried patients, are not like ordinary consumers."

--Arnold Relman, MD, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, former editor New England Journal of Medicine.

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