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I have been reading "the gioconda smile". one expression that I do not know well. what is the meaning of "country doctor"?

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A country doctor is a doctor whose practice is in the countryside or rural areas, away from all the facilities of a big city hospital. There are additional challenges for these doctors due to reduced resources for treating patients.

One of the most famous groups of country doctors were the "barefoot doctors" in China during the early days of communism and the Cultural Revolution.

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    +1. Only a single use of bolding! Great. (0: "The bridge at midnight trembles, the country doctor rambles" (Dylan) – CowperKettle May 8 '16 at 4:41
  • -2 or 3. First, the bolded phrase is still an eyesore. Second, the reference to barefoot doctors is largely irrelevant to the usage of "country doctor" in a short story by Huxley published in the 1920s. The photo is misplaced and a mismatch to the question. It could prove misleading. Fourth, most barefoot doctors were not doctors. – Alan Carmack May 8 '16 at 11:22
  • @AlanCarmack Peter is not obligated to follow the style of your choice or preference. Furthermore, you don't have the right to edit the post that way. If you have a different opinion or answer, post your own answer. – user24743 May 8 '16 at 14:36

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