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Charlatanisme et droit pénal

Abstract : Charlatanism is the fact of offering cures that are fake or insufficiently tested and saying of them that they are effective or harmless. Such acts may be punished by disciplinary bodies as well as the criminal courts. For some, such sanctions are aimed at ensuring the safety of patients; for others they only ensure the monopoly enjoyed by the medical profession. The meaning of the term "fake cure" needs to be specified if charlatans whose behavior is harmful to all are to be distinguished from unconventional therapists who fulfill a definite social need.
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Bénédicte Lavaud-Legendre. Charlatanisme et droit pénal. Les Tribunes de la santé : Sève, Presses de Science Po, 2008, pp.67-75. ⟨10.3917/seve.020.0067⟩. ⟨halshs-00709711⟩



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