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How the term quack was originally conceived by #87118 14 year 1 of 1 (100%)
I saw this on a documentary the other day.
During the great plague and other diseases physicians would practice their art wearing a mask shaped like a ducks bill, filled with all manner of herbs and spices to keep the diseases at bay.
This is how the term quack was originally conceived - and has been used ever since to describe medical practitioners of all kinds.
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