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 Q.V. (Latin, quantum vis).Quacks. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Quack or Quack Doctor;
 
once called quack-salver. A puffer of salves. (Swedish, quak-salfvarë Norwegian, quak-salver; German, quacksalber.)   1
        “Saltimbancoes, quacksalvers, and charlatans deceive the vulgar.”—Sir Thomas Browne.
 


 Q.V. (Latin, quantum vis).Quacks. 

 
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