Quackery, often synonymous with health fraud, is the promotion of fraudulent or ignorant medical practices. A quack is a "fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill" or "a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to have skill, knowledge, qualification or credentials they do not possess; a charlatan or snake oil salesman". The term quack is a clipped form of the archaic term quacksalver, from Dutch: kwakzalver a "hawker of salve". In the Middle Ages the term quack meant "shouting". The quacksalvers sold their wares on the market shouting in a loud voice.

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En ting er fagkyndig analyse, en annen ting kvaksalveranalyse og onaniterapi.
Harald Schjelderup

Every quack is, indeed, a demagogue; and relies, for his success on nearly the same arts, with his political and religious, or rather irreligious, brethren.
Daniel Drake, The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery, 1841, Vol. 4

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