I shall dismiss my feldsher, close the barracks, and if the cholera comes, I shall cut rather a comic figure.
"You are a feldsher," I said, making use of the word which I had recently added to my vocabulary.
"Come, husband, praying is of little avail," answered his practical wife; "we must have a feldsher" (doctor).
This first interview with the feldsher was, on the whole, satisfactory.
The Jew was exhausted, hardly breathing, but that did not prevent the feldsher from cupping him twelve times.