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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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day v 2.0 - 3 June 10

Sorry about that. Reposting this because the first attempt had no content.

[Lesson learned: never post anything prior to the daily infusion of caffeine.]
" Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof."
--Martin H. Fischer, MD [1879 - 1962]

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