Definition of barefoot doctor in English:

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barefoot doctor

noun

A paramedical worker with basic medical training working in a rural district in China.
Example sentences
  • These practices can be found in different times and places, including traditional Chinese, Tibetan and herbal folk medicine, midwifery and the barefoot doctors of 20th century China.
  • Schuftan's approach mirrors the experience of the barefoot doctors in China in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • I didn't realize that there were still barefoot doctors around in China.
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