2009年3月25日 星期三

quack, on the cheap

March 24, 2009, 9:59 pm

Staying in Touch Internationally, on the Cheap

INSERT DESCRIPTIONMatt Gross for The New York Times My set up for inexpensive, international calls.

In Venice, a city of odd spaces, Gianni Colombo’s walk-in art installation “Spazio Elastico” (1967-68) at the Palazzo Grassi contemporary art museum, is one of the oddest. A nearly lightless room subdivided into rectangles by thin elastic cords that glow white in the dark and ever so slowly shift position, it’s as disorienting as a hall of mirrors, only without the mirrors.




quack
(DISHONEST PERSON) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
noun [C]
1 DISAPPROVING a person who dishonestly pretends to have medical skills or knowledge

Organ-trading has been illegal since 1994. But India has done little to curb its “quacks”, as medical impostors are known.

2 UK INFORMAL OFTEN DISAPPROVING a doctor:
Have you seen a quack about that cough?

quackery PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
noun [U] DISAPPROVING
medical methods that do not work and are only intended to make money

India has more fake than genuine doctors, according to K.K. Kohli, who chairs the anti-quackery committee of the Delhi Medical Council.


Ten years ago Delhi's state government drew up an “Anti-Quackery Bill” of which nothing more was heard. But the real problem is less the quacks themselves than the health-care vacuum in which they flourish.




Quackdown 可以有兩義 一是

罵美國管制機構無能或"庸醫"水準每況愈下或找更便宜的

immediately faced a decade-long "quackdown" by the FDA. By the 1950s, Hoxsey was riding what ...

ASIA: India's fake doctors

Quackdown

The high cost of medicines bought on the cheap







*此假說極可能錯誤
一是諧因音 crackdown
crack·down (krăk'doun') pronunciation
n.

An act or example of forceful regulation, repression, or restraint: a crackdown on crime.



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