charlatanism


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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
(1) Quackery
(2) The practice or methods of a charlatan

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.
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