Quacks Galore!

Pillbox (Edward William John Hopley), Quack: An Ignorant Pretender, [1838], Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine Why do we call a person who promotes fradulent or harmful medicine under the guise of medical expertise a “quack”? The term comes from the 17th century Middle Dutch kwaksalver: a┬ácombination of kwaken (to brag, boast, or croak) […]

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