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, December 7, 2010

Something Doctors Should Say To Themselves Every Day

Not a quote of the day.  Called the Physician's Prayer by some, but need not be said prayerfully.  After all, we live in New Age America, where people are spiritual, but not religious (whatever that means).

From inability to let alone; from too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old; from putting knowledge before wisdom, and science before art and cleverness before common sense; from treating patients as cases; and from making the cure of the disease more grievous than the endurance of the same, Good Lord, deliver us.
--Sir Robert Hutchison [1871-1960]
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