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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].
It should be pointed out that even the "feldshers", those practitioners of medicine with below-university level education, but well-trained, wrote an important and illustrious chapter in the history of medicine [8].
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.
thought better of." (The company produced Wellman's Sincerity Forever earlier in the summer.) 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.' Then he looked at the whole picture again and said, 'Yeah, but that squiggle's great, and that thing-that-I-don't-know-what-it-is is great, too.
Executive producers, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Paul Feldsher. Co-producers, David Witz, Kurt Albrecht.
The OECD praises Latvia's physician assistants called "feldshers," stating: "Given the rather unique history of feldshers in Latvia, the country has the potential to be internationally innovative in how the primary care workforce is composed."
Kossoy, we published a book in 1990 on the history of the Feldshers.