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quackery

General Crossword Questions for “quackery”

  • Medical pretensions
  • Charlatanism
  • Is it practised by Donald's dicky doctor?
  • Unfounded claim to expertise laid bare by doubt about a fashion designer's initials

Encyclopedia

  • Quackery is a derogatory term used to describe the promotion[1] of unproven or fraudulent medical practices. "Health fraud" is often used as a synonym for quackery, but quackery's salient characteristic is aggressive promotion ("quacks quack!") rather than fraud, greed or misinformation.[1] "Pseudo. — “Quackery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Radioactive quackery refers to various products sold during the early 20th century, after the discovery of radioactivity, which promised radioactivity as a cure for various illnesses.[attribution needed] These practices were based on the concept. — “Radioactive quackery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • 01:19, 21 December 2006 Pilotguy (talk | contribs) deleted "Category:Quackery" ‎ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Categories_for_deletion/Log/2006_December_11#Category:Quackery) Wikipedia does not have a category with this exact name. — “Category:Quackery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Also, the high standard held up to the public mind by the College of which which gave its peculiar sanction to the expensive and highly rarefied medical instruction obtained by graduates of Oxford and Cambridge, did not hinder quackery from having an excellent time of it; for since professional practice chiefly consisted in giving a great many drugs, the public inferred that it might be better off with more drugs still, if they could only be got cheaply, and hence swallowed large cubic measures of physic prescribed by unscrupulous ignorance which had taken no degrees. — “Middlemarch” by George Eliot

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