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

Obama "Asks" US Surgeon General Not To Attend AMA Meeting

The Obama administration apparently thinks the Surgeon General could commit some faux pas, possibly not "calibrating her words" correctly.

For the record, as MedPage Today reports (June 15), Dr. Regina Benjamin
"has served as the chairwoman of the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. In 1995, she became the first physician under 40 and the first black woman to be elected to the AMA's board of trustees."
As the Administration is pushing to convince a public opposed to the HCR law that it's "a good thing,"  it would be inconvenient for her to be identified in public as a member of her profession, and to meet her professional responsibilities.

Politics, politics, politics...

Doc D

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