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medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings

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the dishonesty of a charlatan

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Meanwhile his abandoned wife falls under the spell of a smooth-talking quack medicine salesman.
WORRIED Scots ipatients are ishelling out pounds 25 a time to buy a quack medicine.
Some quack medicine claims need to be taken with a grain of salt, it would seem.
Jonson's irony cuts both ways, playfully implying that the combination of quack medicine and self-praise of Volpone/Scoto Mantuano is roughly equivalent to the rhetorical theories and self-posturing of that earlier ~Italian', Marcus Tullius Cicero.
In twenty major sections and subsections, Altick comments on matters as diverse as consumer goods and popular entertainments, bankruptcy and crime, language and urban change, history and political personalities, smoking habits and dress, food adulteration and quack medicine.
His fantastic uncle soon moves to London and makes a fortune from his quack medicine Tono - Bungay.
From this you will gather I'm fascinated by medicine particularly quack medicine.
The exposure of quack medicine with the BMA campaign in 1909 resulted in many proprietors moderating their often exaggerated claims, while increased scrutiny ultimately caused the demise of many patent medicines - several proprietors were actually prosecuted for fraudulent statements.
Michael Stolberg has identified the correct publication date of Onania and located it within the traditions of moral tract writing and quack medicine, but notes that its medical assertions were novel and copied from a contemporary treatise on venereal disease.
There's a lot of quack medicine magnetic cures about even today.