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, December 1, 2010

Bizarre Medical Book

I know, crazy stuff is published every day, but this one caught my eye.

Published back in 1943 (not exactly the Dark Ages):

Constipation and Our Civilisation (sic), by James C. Thomson

Just so you know this isn't a joke (well, the topic is a joke...the book is not), see the link here to buy the only copy available (for 47 smackers).

Doc D

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