flying doctor

flying doctor
Australian.
a doctor listed with local authorities as willing to be flown to remote areas to give emergency medical care.
[1925-30]

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flying doctor noun
A doctor, esporig in the remote parts of Australia, who can be called by radio, etc and who flies to visit patients
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Main Entry:fly

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flying doctor UK US noun [countable] [singular flying doctor plural flying doctors]
a doctor, especially in Australia, who uses a plane to visit people who live far away from a town or city http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/flying-doctor.htm
Thesaurus: doctors and other medical and health specialistshyponym

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flying doctor,
a doctor, especially in Australia, who tends the sick and injured in outlying areas by flying in to treat them: »

In May 1928 Dr. K. St. Vincent Welch, the first flying doctor, set up practice at Cloncurry in Queensland (Lancet).

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ˌflying ˈdoctor [flying doctor] noun
(especially in Australia) a doctor who travels in an aircraft to visit patients who live far from a town

A

flying doctor service

operates in remote regions.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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