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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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Munir's parents demanded Dr Yasmin Rashid launch a drive against quacks in all 36 districts of Punjab.
Deputy Commissioner has asked health authorities to launch a decisive action against quacks, unregistered blood banks, pharmacies and dental clinics.
The local communities were facing many health problems and a large number of people suffering from sever diseases due to the quack.
According to the Health Department, 270 clinics of quacks in Larkana, 302 in Jacobabad, 175 in Shikarpur, 190 in Umerkot, 145 in Karachi West and 159 in Tando Muhammad Khan have been sealed.
HYDERABAD -- The Sindh health authorities have identified more than 5,000 quacks in the province while more than 2800 clinics have been sealed.
KARACHI -- Sindh government has decided to conduct a province-wide crackdown on quacks and illegal clinics.
QUACKS continue to play with the life of innocent people.
After the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar directive for crackdown on quacks and unqualified practitioners, different teams raided the many clinics, hospitals and homes to seal them and imposed heavy fines.
They alleged that drug inspector extorts heavy amounts as monthly, allowing the quacks to play with the lives of poor people.
According to available information, the PHC teams visited over 11,600 treatment centres and sealed 4,115 quacks' outlets.
IT has been bad news for quacks ever since Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) has come to power in Delhi.
When Daniel Defoe wrote about "running after quacks and mountebanks for medicines and remedies" in "A Journal of the Plague Year"(1) he distinguished clearly between quacks and "real doctors." The Oxford English Dictionary (2) defines quack: "abbreviation of quacksalver.