feldsher
noun Etymology: Russian fel'dsher, from German Feldscher, Feldscherer field surgeon, from Feld field + Scherer barber, surgeon Date: 1877 a medical or surgical practitioner without full professional qualifications or status in some east European countries and especially Russia

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