Quackery Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Quackery

  1. barber-surgeon inferior doctor; formerly a barber performing dentistry and surgery. [Medicine: Misc.]
  2. Dulcamara, Dr. offered bad burgundy as panacea for lovelessness. [Ital. Opera: Donizetti, Elixir of Love; EB, 5: 953–954]
  3. Rezio, Dr. Baratarian court physician; practically starves Sancho Panza in the interest of diet. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
  4. Rock, Dr. Richard fat, 18th-century quack; professed to cure every imaginable disease. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 888]
  5. Sangrado, Dr. ignorant physician; believed blood not necessary for life. [Fr. Lit.: Gil Blas]
  6. Walker, Dr. great 18th-century quack, forever advising against disreputable doctors. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 888]