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feldscher

(felt'shĕr),
A midlevel clinical practitioner in eastern Europe and, esp., Russia. Similar to the U.S. physicians assistant and French officier desanté.
[Russian, fr. Ger. feldscherer, field surgeon, fr. feld, field + scherer, cutter, surgeon]
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With the exception of Kazakhstan and Ukraine, the feldsher system is largely obsolete now that health systems have, in theory, the capacity to deliver modern health care that extends beyond first aid and symptomatic relief.
Two chapters that I wish to single out because they brought refreshing new information to me are the stories of feldshers and of Jewish women physicians.
Between 1990 and 1993, severe reductions occurred in the number of feldshers and midwives in practice [2].
Getting Over Allison," producers, Paul Feldsher, Marc Butan, Michael Burns; director, Tommy O'Haver; cast, Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster.
It's closing night for The Whole World Is Watching, a retelling of the Oedipus trilogy in modern tabloid-TV style devised by Rep and Sledgehammer Theatre artistic directors Douglas Jacobs and Scott Feldsher.
Artistic director Feldsher is more direct: "They defunded us for the work we're doing.
Scott Feldsher, artistic director of Sledgehammer: "Chuck Mee [playwright and Sledgehammer collaborator] was looking at a Matisse painting, and there were all these squiggles going on, and down in the corner he saw this beautiful realistic face of a baby and he thought, 'That's a beautiful face, that should be on stage, it's such a beautiful human moment.
Executive producers, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Paul Feldsher.