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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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Modern Conventional Health Care System, Alternate Systems and Quackery.
Quackwatch--Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions [site].
The Pakistan Muslim League-led Punjab government was fully aware of the severity of the situation and the need for an urgent action against quackery when the campaign was launched, says MPA Dr Elahi.
But quackery and fraud don't involve legitimate controversy and are not balanced subjects.
An accompanying editorial says that appropriate regulation of DHEA supplements "would dispel much of the quackery associated with this elusive hormone.
The novel also provides an interesting look at the medical treatments of the times, when quackery abounded.
This was not just quackery but a key ingredient in understanding Himmler's wild schemes to re-people Europe and Germany itself with a new Aryan race rooted in the pure but imagined past as discovered by the Ahnenerbe.
The efforts to shame gay men and lesbians into changing their sexuality, combined with the quackery that these conversion therapists use, needs to be exposed and renounced.
QUACKERY is not the kind of medical practice that pharmaceutical manufacturers might expect the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote, but facing sub-Saharan Africa's ever-increasing AIDS/HIV emergency, it will use any resource.
Judith Reisman exposed the quackery and pedophilic perversity of Kinsey's research.
The authors do a good job of proving the quackery of the pamphlet and of the writer's science.
As a healthful supplement I should like to recommend an earlier, polemical view of the major problem that confronts us in education: Albert Lynd's Quackery in the Public Schools, a neglected 1953 book whose title is not yet out of date.