Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 08:22:45 IDT

From: Avraham Kofman avi[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TOVNA.CO.IL

Subject: Re: nurse / "sister"

Beat Siebenhaar wrote:

'Now more and more also men become 'Krankenschwester', but its not usual to call them 'Krankenbruder' (sick persons brother), what would

be the corresponding therm, but 'Krankenpfleger' although the have al full


In Russsian the term 'medbrat' (an abbreviation of 'medicinskij brat' - medical brother) is used quite oficially. The same in Hebrew: 'ah' (brother) is a term used for a male nurse. While in Russian, speaking about somebody's profession, you never say just 'sister' or 'brother', in Hebrew it's quite normal.