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Definition of «Quackery»

Quackery: Deliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device for the prevention or treatment of disease. We may think that the day of patent medicines is gone but look around you and you will see them still. They appeal to our desire to believe that every disease is curable or at least treatable. Quackery also applies to persons who pretend to be able to diagnose or heal people but are unqualified and incompetent.

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  • Quackery: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Webster 1913 n. pl. Quackeries . The acts, arts, or boastful pretensions of a quack; false pretensions to any art; empiricism. Carlyle.

  • Quackwatch

    Nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Information on quackery, questionable therapies and products.

  • Medical fraud and Quackery

    Introduction. Medical quackery has been around as long as medicine has existed. It was not until early in the twentieth century that there much ...

  • Quackery: How Should It Be Defined?

    Quackery: How Should It Be Defined? Stephen Barrett, M.D. "Quackery" derives from the word quacksalver (someone who boasts about his salves).

  • Quackery - Definition | WordIQ.com - Dictionary, Encyclopedia ...

    Quackery is the practice of fraudulent medicine, usually in order to make money or for ego gratification and power. Those who practise quackery are called "quacks" and are ...

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