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, April 27, 2011

Medical Quotes v2 - 27 Apr

Today's quote from What I'm Reading:
"That governments give us good things is powerful rhetoric in the armory of rulers seeking power, and we have come to take for granted that it is the state that supplies good things such as medicine, education, and welfare subsidies.  It takes considerable simplicity of mind, however, to believe that such policies are straightforward gifts of the state, beause governments have nothing of their own to give:  all they can do is redistribute what some people have so that it may benefit others."

--The Servile Mind, by Kenneth Minogue (2010)

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