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0001497Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Healthcarepublic2010-04-24 13:272015-12-24 18:09
Toady One 
resolvedno change required 
0001497: Wound dressers are not doctors
Not sure if this is a bug, but dwarves with "Wound Dresser" as their highest skill are not classified as doctors.
During embark, give a dwarf Proficient Wound Dresser skill and no other skills, and give another dwarf sufficient social skills to guarantee that the wound dresser does not become expedition leader. The wound dresser will show up as a Peasant rather than a Doctor.
healthcare, Intentional/Expected?, wound
related to 0002764resolved Toady One All medical skills besides diagnostician aren't "relevant skills" when appointing a chief medical dwarf in nobles screen 
Issue History
2010-04-24 13:27QuietustNew Issue
2010-04-24 13:30smjjamesNote Added: 0004919
2010-04-24 13:32smjjamesTag Attached: healthcare
2010-04-24 13:32smjjamesTag Attached: wound
2010-04-25 02:08FootkerchiefNote Added: 0004964
2010-04-25 02:08FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-08-27 01:42DwarfuTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-01-21 20:34FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002764
2014-08-19 12:26JayJayForceNote Added: 0029322
2014-08-19 13:40FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-08-19 13:40FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2015-12-24 18:09Toady OneNote Added: 0034181
2015-12-24 18:09Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2015-12-24 18:09Toady OneResolutionopen => no change required
2015-12-24 18:09Toady OneAssigned ToFootkerchief => Toady One

2010-04-24 13:30   
Maybe it has a connection to 0000474 which is already fixed for .04?
2010-04-25 02:08   
No, there's no connection.

This may have been a deliberate choice -- it was planned for this release that soldiers would bandage wounds on the battlefield (although I don't think that made it in), so maybe he didn't want to them to get marked as doctors. It may be an actual bug though, I'm not sure.
2014-08-19 12:26   
Can confirm it is present in v0.40.09

Dwarf with only wound dresser skill is listed as a peasant
Toady One   
2015-12-24 18:09   
Yeah, I remember this was intentional at the time. I'm not sure how it'll turn out later, but I'm going to close this one.