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(in Russia) a medical doctor's assistant
Word Origin
C19: Russian, from German Feldscher a field surgeon, from Feld field + Scherer surgeon, from scheren to shear
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  • "You are a feldsher," I said, making use of the word which I had recently added to my vocabulary.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • This first interview with the feldsher was, on the whole, satisfactory.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • The Jew was exhausted, hardly breathing, but that did not prevent the feldsher from cupping him twelve times.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • I shall dismiss my feldsher, close the barracks, and if the cholera comes, I shall cut rather a comic figure.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • "Come, husband, praying is of little avail," answered his practical wife; "we must have a feldsher" (doctor).

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