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, January 4, 2011

Medical Quote Of The Day - 4 Jan 11

Paul Tournier was a famous Swiss physician whose work had a great impact on the psychosocial aspects of patient care.

This saying attempts to explain how educated people can be bamboozled by charlatans.

"The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are."
--Paul Tournier, MD [1898-1986]

I interpret it to mean that refinement and subtlety can deter us from recognizing basic common sense and high priorities.

Doc D

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