Staying in Touch Internationally, on the Cheap
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) Hide phonetics
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 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 ...
The high cost of medicines bought on the cheap
An act or example of forceful regulation, repression, or restraint: a crackdown on crime.