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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Monday, January 3, 2011

Great Vaccine Book

I've been out all day getting car repairs, but here's a quick notice about a new book I'm reading.

It's by a reputable physician, about what the heck is going on when a public health tool that has saved the lives of untold millions comes to be seen as a threat due to unsubstantiated claims by a vocal minority.  It's a work of history as much as science, tracing the growth of the panic, the disregard for controlled studies that undermine their claims, the psychology of fear, and how they threaten others who can't take the vaccines due to ill health or other vulnerability.

Deadly Choices:  How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All, by Paul A. Offitt, MD

Recommended.  (Unless you think invisible rays cause creeping jungle rot...then you're beyond help)

Doc D

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