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, May 10, 2011

Notice To Readers

My posts to this blog will slow down.  At approximately one month from this date, it will no longer be available on the Kindle as a subscription.

After almost 1000 posts over a three year period, I will be moving on to other projects.  The blog website will stay up and I may publish to it on occasion.  As the sole author, I find the other things I'm doing are making it harder to maintain the flow.  It's unfair to subscribers, who expect a product on a regular basis.

For website subscribers and followers, there are no consequences.  For Kindle subscribers, you will see the number of posts get less over the next few weeks.  This will give you adequate time to unsubscribe.  At $0.99 a month the financial change will be minimal.  Amazon will keep posts available which you have already received, in case you want to re-download something (if I understand all the legalese correctly).

On the whole, it's been fun, and a learning experience.  In addition, it has kept me "up to date" on the literature, and the media's frequent mis-reading of it.

Health care reform is a mess, the media still plays on fears and hopes by hype and distortion, and even the science will frequently prove to be wrong.  So, nothing has changed, and won't...unless you do the work of finding out for yourself.

Thanks for reading.

Best wishes,

James J Dougherty, MD, MPH, FACPM
Brigadier General, USAF (ret)



Jess Staples said...

You need a 'dislike' button for this post.

Doc D said...

Sorry, Jess. Thanks for all your thoughts in the past. I enjoyed it. But, for now I've said what I needed to say in a number of ways: bias, evidence, cause-and-effect, quackery, media distortion, and faulty science. It's helped me develop a view of what health care and medicine should be. Maybe that's what I need to work on next.

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed reading (sporadically), and hope to see occasional posts as time goes by. Good luck on your future projects.

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