Quack

or Quack Doctor; once called quack-salver. A puffer of salves. (Swedish, qvak-salfearë; Norwegian, qvak-salver; German, quacksalber.)

“Saltimbancoes, quacksalvers, and charlatans deceive the vulgar.” —Sir Thomas Browne.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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