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QUACK. One, who, without sufficient knowledge, study or previous preparation, and without the diploma of some college or university, undertakes to practice medicine or surgery, under the pretence that he possesses secrets in those arts.
     2. He is criminally answerable for his unskillful practice, and also, civilly to his patient in certain cases. Vide Mala praxis; Physician.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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During the tenure of the PML-N government, former Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif had launched a campaign against quacks and also asked healthcare commission to hold surprise visits in the rural areas but the PTI government lacks that kind of alacrity.
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