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quack

 [kwak]
one who misrepresents ability and experience in diagnosis and treatment of disease or the effects to be achieved by treatment.

char·la·tan

(shar'lă-tan),
A medical fraud claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

quack

(kwak) one who misrepresents their ability and experience in diagnosis and treatment of disease or effects to be achieved by their treatment.

quack

(kwăk)
n.
1. An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and dispenses medical advice and treatment.
2. A charlatan; a mountebank.
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of a quack: a quack cure.
intr.v. quacked, quacking, quacks
To act as a medical quack or a charlatan.

quack′er·y n.
quack′ish adj.
quack′ish·ly adv.

quack

See charlatan.
adjective Unproven, of doubtful efficacy
noun Charlatan, mountebank. A person who impersonates a physician

quack

adjective Unproven, see there. noun Charlatan, montebank A person who impersonates a physician. See Health fraud, Medicine show, Patent medicine, Quackery, Questionable doctor, Unproven methods for cancer management. Cf Alternative medicine.

char·la·tan

(shahr'lă-tăn)
A medical fraud claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack.
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

quack

A person fraudulently claiming medical knowledge or skills or attempting to sell fraudulent remedies.

char·la·tan

(shahr'lă-tăn)
A medical imposter claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack.
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

quack,

n one who professes to have medical or dental skill that is not possessed; one who practices medicine or dentistry without adequate preparation or proper qualification.

quack

slang for a person who misrepresents his/her qualifications as a veterinarian, and therefore ability and experience in diagnosis and treatment of animal disease or the effects to be achieved by the treatment. Refers usually to a person without any qualifications who practices in breach of the local veterinary regulations and is liable to a heavy fine as a result.
References in classic literature ?
Nay, he would sometimes retire hither to take his beer, and it was not without difficulty that he was prevented from forcing Jones to take his beer too: for no quack ever held his nostrum to be a more general panacea than he did this; which, he said, had more virtue in it than was in all the physic in an apothecary's shop.
He isn't the first quack with a handle to his name.
This foreign nobleman of yours is dying to try his quack remedies (mesmerism included) on my patient, and a nurse who is brought here by his wife may be a little too willing to help him.
KHANEWAL -- District Coordination Officer (DCO) Khalid Mehmood Sheikh has directed drug inspectors to continue crackdown against illegal medical stores and quacks.
KARACHI -- Police on Thursday launched a crackdown against quacks operating in district east of the metropolis and apprehended four fake doctors playing with the lives of innocent citizens.
Last week also we issued a complaint against three quacks but till now the registration of the FIR is pending,"Dr Anil Bansal, chairman, anti-quackery cell, DMC, told MAIL TODAY.
Playing with the lives of unfortunate villagers is a well-known network of quacks who give a damn for the medical fundamentals.
Due to lack of proper training, some of the quacks liberally administer steroids, sex stimulating drugs and spurious medicines which badly upset the balance of hormones in human body.
On the other hand, dozens of quacks are playing with the health of the people," Maqbool Ahmad regrets the state of affairs.
Professor Cox said: "A duck quacks rather quietly, so the sound coming back is at a low level and might not be heard.
I go by the adage that if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
ensured Old Dominion that it could continue to sell its AquaDuck(R) line of Quacks shoes, a condition that is less certain for the other eleven companies.