Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Russia, a surgeon's assistant; a hospital orderly.
“But after one year of studies she transferred to a feldsher track (a medical or surgical practitioner without full professional qualifications) and after graduating worked as a regional doctor in Syktyvkar.”
“The scientific doctor of Russia was the _feldsher_ or army surgeon, whose sole schooling was obtained among the soldiery and whose knowledge did not extend beyond dressing wounds and giving an occasional dose of physic.”
“Come, husband, praying is of little avail," answered his practical wife; "we must have a _feldsher_" (doctor).”
“I shall dismiss my feldsher, close the barracks, and if the cholera comes, I shall cut rather a comic figure.”
“The Jew was exhausted, hardly breathing, but that did not prevent the feldsher from cupping him twelve times.”
“You see I am the only man for twenty-five villages, apart from a feldsher who calls me "your honour," does not venture to smoke in my presence, and cannot take a step without me.”
“This first interview with the feldsher was, on the whole, satisfactory.”
“The znakharka and the feldsher represent two very different periods in the history of medical science -- the magical and the scientific.”
“I would bring together the feldsher and the znakharka, who no doubt hated each other with a Kilkenny-cat hatred, and let them fight out their differences before me for the benefit of science and my own delectation.”
“It brought me into contact with the feldsher, and through him, after my recovery, I made the acquaintance of several peasants living in the village.”
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