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- n. The practice of fraudulent medicine, usually in order to make money or for ego gratification and power; health fraud.
- n. An instance of practicing fraudulent medicine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The acts, arts, or boastful pretensions of a quack; false pretensions to any art; empiricism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The boastful pretensions or knavish practice of a quack, particularly in medicine; empiricism; charlatanry; humbug.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the dishonesty of a charlatan
- n. medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings
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There are definitely problems in the medical system but this quackery is not the answer, it only creates more problems.
Their definition of quackery is the application of treatments that have not been scientifically proven to have any effects, that are practiced by physicians as well as specialists without a MD and they organise congresses from time to time where they say things like this.
What some call quackery was just the right prescription for Doletzky, who says he's suspicious of traditional treatment and the U.S. health care system.
We are still, therefore, exposed to the humiliation of hearing that spiritualistic quackery is freely practised in England.
As for the low head hydro, Clive, well the word quackery springs to mind.
They might not work -- one Harvard doc calls them "quackery" -- because alcohol, not polyphenols, is probably the active ingredient for a healthy heart.
The world of “complimentary and alternative medicine” otherwise known as quackery is even worse: the waste is 100%.
What some have called quackery was just the right prescription for Doletzky, who says he's suspicious of traditional treatments and the U.S. health care system.
I would not be the one to dispute, that perhaps in 1700 or 1800, or early 1900 the field was, what we would define as quackery and horrid treatments today.
One is called quackery while the other is view as a legitimate religion.