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APCs Insider, April 17, 2015

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The word "senator" is a Roman term derived from the Latin senex, which means what?
a. A public speaker
b. Man of the people
c. Old man          
d. Wise man
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Last week’s question
Which of the following condiments was originally patented as a medicine and sold as a pill?
a. Ketchup
b. Mustard
c. Soy sauce       
d. Wasabi
The answer is A. Dr. John Cook Bennett of Ohio thought tomatoes could cure illnesses including diarrhea, jaundice, and indigestion, so he patented tomato pills in the 1830s as a medicinal supplement.   

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