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quackery

 [kwak´er-e]
the practice or methods of a quack.

char·la·tan·ism

(shar'lă-tan-izm),
A fraudulent claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practice medicine.
Synonym(s): quackery

quackery

/quack·ery/ (kwak´er-e) the practice or methods of a quack.
False representation of a substance, device or therapeutic system as being beneficial in treating a medical condition, diagnosing a disease, or maintaining a state of health—e.g., 'snake oil' remedies; deliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device to prevent or treat disease

quackery

Bogus therapy Health fraud False representation of a substance, device or therapeutic system as being beneficial in treating a medical condition–eg, 'snake oil' remedies, diagnosing a disease, or maintaining a state of health; eliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device to prevent or treat disease. See AIDS fraud, AIDS quackery, Health fraud, Pseudovitamin, 'Snake oil' remedy, Unproven methods of cancer management. Cf Alternative medicine, Fraud.

char·la·tan·ism

(shahr'lă-tăn-izm)
A fraudulent claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practice medicine.

quackery

the practice or methods of a quack.
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2) On the one hand, physicians struggled to remove the taint of iatrogenic addiction and proprietary medical quackery from their ascendant professional image.
Serpents have long been regarded as sources of healing, a concept that has regularly been a leading tenet of medical quackery via "snake-oil elixirs" and such.
Fessenden employed social and political satire in A Terrible Tractoration, which ridiculed medical quackery, vivisection, animal crossbreeding, and the scientific theories of such French and English naturalists as Comte Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon and Erasmus Darwin.

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