medicaster


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medicaster

(ˈmɛdɪˌkɑːstə)
n
an unqualified person who claims to possess medical knowledge
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(According to Lubomir Peduzzi, Winkler might have given his silent approval because his wife was Jewish.) It was not very difficult to adapt the topic to the Czech environment as there was a Czech parallel to the story in the Medicaster, a medieval play.
Iago is also making the kind of remark that critics aimed at mountebanks, calling them "medicasters," who like Iago, cast their voice about, talk a good game, but have no substance--they are not what they seem to be.
(32.) Richard Whitlock refers to medicasters as "pretenders to physick," who "buy the degree of doctor abroad" (107).