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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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day - 29 June 10

"Doctors record patient’s medical history without paying much attention to the patient. But we must never forget that the look on the patient’s face, the tremble in his hands, the falter in his speech, the dreams he has, the drawings he makes, are all potential signs (windows ) of what really troubles him."

--Sir William Osler [1849 - 1919]

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