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takashimiike

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italian
Salve a tutti.

Un uomo dice di essere un "medical doctor. A consultant. Ordinarily I would have been at the hospital at ten but I had cancelled meeting."

Non capisco quale qualifica abbia quest'uomo. E' un medico generico? Un primario? Oppure un consulente medico (!?), visto che aveva un appuntamento in ospedale...?

Ho letto il topic dedicato al"consultant surgeon", ma i miei dubbi restano.

Ps: si tratta di un romanzo ambientato nella Londra dei giorni nostri
 
  • Paulfromitaly

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    http://www.wordreference.com/enit/consultant

    consultant paediatrician specialista m/f in pediatria
    consultant surgeon
     

    MR1492

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    English -USA
    Salve a tutti.

    Un uomo dice di essere un "medical doctor. A consultant. Ordinarily I would have been at the hospital at ten but I had cancelled meeting."

    Non capisco quale qualifica abbia quest'uomo. E' un medico generico? Un primario? Oppure un consulente medico (!?), visto che aveva un appuntamento in ospedale...?

    Ho letto il topic dedicato al"consultant surgeon", ma i miei dubbi restano.

    Ps: si tratta di un romanzo ambientato nella Londra dei giorni nostri
    takashimiike,

    I understand that this is dialogue of some sort. If so, it would help if you could confirm that and, if there is some dialogue before the quote above, please let us know.

    However, looking at the text provided, I think what you have is a sentence fragment which is the dialogue. In this case, I would suggest that the text is describing someone who appeared at the hospital with:

    "(He is a) medical doctor. (He is also) a consultant. Ordinarily ..."

    The phrase means that the person has a medical degree and is a doctor but in this case he is also acting as a consultant of some sort.

    As I said, some additional dialogue would really help but I think the above may assist you.

    Phil
     

    takashimiike

    Senior Member
    italian
    @Mr1492: La prima volta che entra in scena, l'uomo dice di essere un "medical doctor". Successivamente, parlando con un'altra persona, aggiunge che è un "consultant"...
     
    I settled on "specialista" as a translation of "consultant" recently in something I was writing and "specialista chirurgia" as "surgical consultant".
    For interest: "Because of the additional training a consultant receives, consultants are more senior to doctors. Most hospitals divide their wards into different speciality areas and a senior consultant will usually be in charge of this ward, overseeing the other consultants and doctors that work there. Another difference between consultants and doctors is how they are addressed. While doctors use the initials “Dr” before their name, many consultants are referred to Mr/Mrs/Miss and should be addressed as such. This can be quite confusing for those unfamiliar with the practice, but most consultants don’t get offended by the occasional slip." (But, as a vulnerable patient, I called him "Mr" to be on the safe side!)
     

    MR1492

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    English -USA
    Lacking some details, it is impossible to determine a really accurate translation. The medical doctor could be a consultant for surgery. If so, I agree with Johngiovanni's assessment. However, he could just as easily be a consultant on hospital administration. Or, if the story is a detective story, he could be a consultant to the police. It's just impossible to say with any specificity sans additional information on the story.

    However, for now, I'd vote with JG on his assessment.

    Phil
     
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