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