• The boastful pretensions or knavish practice of a quack, particularly in medicine; empiricism; charlatanry; humbug.
  • The acts, arts, or boastful pretensions of a quack; false pretensions to any art; empiricism.
  • The practice of <xref>fraudulent</xref> medicine, usually in order to make money or for ego gratification and power; health fraud.
  • An instance of practicing fraudulent medicine.
  • the dishonesty of a charlatan
  • medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings
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