Definition of Quackery

1. Noun. Medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings.

Exact synonyms: Empiricism
Generic synonyms: Medical Practice
Derivative terms: Empiric, Empirical, Quack



2. Noun. The dishonesty of a charlatan.
Exact synonyms: Charlatanism
Generic synonyms: Dishonesty, Knavery

Definition of Quackery

1. n. The acts, arts, or boastful pretensions of a quack; false pretensions to any art; empiricism.

Definition of Quackery

1. Noun. (context: legal medicine uncountable) The practice of fraudulent medicine, usually in order to make money or for ego gratification and power; health fraud. ¹

2. Noun. An instance of practicing fraudulent medicine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quackery

1. fraudulent practice [n -ERIES]

Medical Definition of Quackery

1. 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 incompetant. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quackery

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Literary usage of Quackery

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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1847)
"PHARMACEUTICAL quackery. quackery is one of the snares to which, from the nature of his ... quackery is not confined to illiterate and disreputable persons, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1838)
"The portion of the volume devoted to quackery is open to no objection, and deserves much praise. It is a well sustained and pungent satire, uttered without ..."

3. Christian Missions and Social Progress: A Sociological Study of Foreign Missions by James Shepard Dennis (1897)
"The agonies and J^™^™ sorrows which result from the stupid and cruel world's misery, inflictions of quackery upon suffering humanity , make an awful chapter ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"See Quacks and quackery Medical folklore Curious cures. IF Hapgood. Sci Am S 80:321 N 30 '15 How our ancestors were cured. C. Holliday. ..."

5. The London Medical Gazette (1851)
"Gentlemen, from whom are we to expect » remedy for the glaring evils of quackery— the profession, the government, or the public? We are met with coldness by ..."

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