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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
adjective Unproven, of doubtful efficacy
noun Charlatan, mountebank. A person who impersonates a physician
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

quack

A person fraudulently claiming medical knowledge or skills or attempting to sell fraudulent remedies.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Hashim Khan and Bagh Ali, old villagers at his clinic, say they are always treated by quacks and they feel shy to go to the basic health unit (BHU) where the young doctors do not know their disease and language.
'Two patients had been operated upon for C-section by the quacks and ultimately both were shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) hospital, Jaranwala.
On the other hand, the police claimed to have raided house of the quacks but failed to make any arrest.
According to government officials, the CM has handpicked senior- level officers from every department who are closely monitoring public A complaint against three quacks operating from the New Delhi district was received by the grievance department of the Delhi .
There are certainly lessons to be learned from history: when the experienced and literate surgeon-lithotomist-herniotomist, [Valentine Rawsworme (or Rosswurm)] one of Paracelcius' pupils, left Switzerland and settled in England, he was regarded by the British surgeons as a quack. The competition for wealthy patients in 16th Century London led the local surgeons to make unjustified judgments [9].
"It has a gradual decay, so it's hard to tell the difference between the actual quack and the echo.
"Quacks" includes works by such well-known artists as Jacques Callot, William Hogarth, Honore Daumier, Maxfield Parrish, and Jules Cheret, as well as some highly spirited pieces created by less familiar figures.
'It proved that a duck quack does indeed produce an echo,' said Professor Cox.
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The quack managed to escape from his clinic called Sadat Memorial.
During the last week, the Commission's teams sealed 46 quack centres in six cities after inspecting 299 treatment centres.