Miraculous Cure

A term, the meaning of which depends on the user and the context, which, in general terms, can be defined as a highly unexpected return to a state of health from a grave medical condition
Oncology Because late—up to decades after a presumed cure—recurrence and relapse of cancer is not uncommon, oncologists are reticent about using the phrase miraculous cure
Paranormal A medically unexpected return to health attributed to a religious miracle
Vox populi In the working (non-oncologic, non-ecclesiastic) parlance, the phrase miraculous cure is loosely defined by the lay public as any unexpected return to health—e.g., awakening from a year-long coma, walking again after a cervical spine injury that left one paraplegic, etc.
References in classic literature ?
Two or three individuals hinted that the man of skill, during his Indian captivity, had enlarged his medical attainments by joining in the incantations of the savage priests, who were universally acknowledged to be powerful enchanters, often performing seemingly miraculous cures by their skill in the black art.
Odd herbs and unspeakable things when properly compounded under a favorable aspect of the heavenly bodies are potent to achieve miraculous cures, and few are the Chinamen who do not brew some special concoction of their own devising for the lesser ills which beset mankind.
This same thinking leads to a belief in a single miraculous cure, when in reality, problems are caused by multiple factors, each requiring their own intervention.
Two Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel promise an almost miraculous cure, now in clinical trials at New York's Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The articulate guide showed us a number of spices and herbals, from cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon to lemon grass, tapioca, Insulin Plant, Pathimukam plant, gooseberry, Tulsi, and so on, while mentioning their health benefits, promising a miraculous cure for everything from cough and cold to diabetes and infertility.
However, despite the absence of any medical research to support its use as a medical intervention it is still being marketed worldwide as a miraculous cure for serious diseases including Aids hepatitis, malaria, herpes, tuberculosis, cancer and crohn's.
Timothy Ray Brown's miraculous cure from bone marrow transplant donor carrying CCR5 delta 32 is not an applicable option to the masses due to its high cost and life-threatening method.
Believe it or not, from the 16th century to the middle of the 19th century, medical pundits were touting tobacco as beneficial to health in general, and as a miraculous cure for numerous ailments - from a defence against cholera to a cure for gastro-intestinal problems.
The miraculous cure of Sister Marie Simon-Pierre from Parkinson's disease has paved the way for the May 1st, 2011 beatification of Pope John Paul II.
The Vatican credits the late Pope with the miraculous cure of a nun said to have had Parkinson's Disease The beatification will be attended by heads of states and governments from all over the world, heads of international organizations and other officials
Dejected, she is sent to spas on the mainland for a miraculous cure.
And in Hausner's new film, Lourdes (which opens at Film Forum in New York on February 17), wheelchair-bound Christine, hoping for a miraculous cure of her multiple sclerosis, becomes the target of envy, doubt, and derision among her fellow pilgrims.