(law, medicine, uncountable) The practice of fraudulent medicine, usually in order to make money or for ego gratification and power; health fraud.
(countable) An instance of practicing fraudulent medicine.
He was a great admirer of Galen; and in his writings he protests emphatically against quackery and the superstitious remedies of the astrologers.
psychopathic personality provide insight into the psychodynamics of quackery.
Empiricism, hitherto the only guide, if indeed a guide at all, was replaced by exact scientific knowledge; the connexion of each phenomenon with a controllable cause was established, and rule-of-thumb and quackery banished for ever by the free gift to the world of the results of his researches.
The poem is a typical ' popular ' piece in the alliterative stanza, 91 lines, and is a satire on medical quackery.
There is useful information on questionable therapies, and advice on how to spot bogus health scams and other Quackery.