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QUEASY

An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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Nonetheless, when economists wax lyrical about some achievable golden age for the economics profession, I feel queasier and more embarrassed than if the same person were to wax lyrical about his or her sex life.
In one of her queasier asides, Plant speculates that medieval European women turned plants such as hemlock, monkshood, deadly nightshade, and henbane--all of which contain psychoactive alkaloids--into ointments that were smeared on parts of their bodies.
If even the benignly utopian mystique of Joseph Beuys seemed hard to swallow, what would we have made of the queasier excesses of the Viennese?