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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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Medical Quote Of The Day - 5 Feb 11

The conundrum of demand for medical care versus the supply available.

"Medical progress, as with most other forms of progress, is self-fueling: the more of it one gets, the more one wants.  That progress breaks down any lingering fatalism about the inevitability of nature to do us in, seemingly open to any and all possibilities in the improvement of health."
--Medicine and the Market:  Equity v. Choice, by Daniel Callahan and Angela A. Wasunna (Johns Hopkins Press, 2006)

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