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noun as in charlatanism

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Conspirators also played the media, manipulating the false objectivity of both-sides framing to claim equal time for scientific consensus and quackery.

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This sentiment, Garcia shows throughout his book, continues today even if the delivery methods have changed, in the form of “anti-vaccine quackery” that has hit autistic people hard.

Like the much more malicious myth that vaccines cause autism, it began with quackery.

Near the end of a period in which all sorts of quackery flourished, these assemblages speak not to reemergence but to the enduring appeal of intellectual retreat.

The medical establishment has typically responded to such charges of quackery, even from other doctors by touting their specialized training, credentials and skills to deal with disease and illness.

Mark Hyman, MD, best-selling author, and current chair of the Institute of Functional Medicine, sees it as anything but quackery.

For decades, “leaky gut syndrome” was passed off as quackery.

The comic poets ridiculed pretension, arrogance, quackery, and lies.

It is written in popular style for the masses and is a sharp and effective weapon for the campaign against quackery.

You forget also, that in France the age of quackery is over.

With such notions abroad, quackery must have been rife, and serious medical practitioners had many difficulties to contend with.

Honesty itself was never more free from quackery or deception than was this embodied and walking Vice.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quackery, such as: deceitfulness, deception, dishonesty, imposture, misrepresentation, and pretense.

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