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house physician

a resident physician in a hospital, hotel, or other public institution.
Also called house doctor.
Origin of house physician
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Through the open doorway her voice tore anxiously, summoning a house physician.

    The Gray Mask Wadsworth Camp
  • He is attached as house physician to the Odon, and to him the comedians come for advice.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • The house physician had evidently taken time to speak to the invalid about the change he advised.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm Amy Bell Marlowe
  • The house physician then passes on their physical condition.

    Criminal Types V. M. Masten
  • The house physician could find nothing wrong apparently—in fact, said it was entirely a case of heart failure.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • He had been sent by the house physician to take notes on a certain case.

  • The house physician called her into his office before she went up to the ward in which her father had been placed.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm Amy Bell Marlowe
  • There they were stretched out upon davenports and remedies applied by the house physician.

    The Crimson Thread Roy J. Snell
  • The boy remembered having seen the house physician, Dr. Carey, at a late breakfast in the café, and got him up here at once.

    The Winning Clue James Hay, Jr.
  • But what the house physician had told her was uppermost in her mind as she left the institution.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm Amy Bell Marlowe
British Dictionary definitions for house physician

house physician

a house officer working in a medical as opposed to a surgical discipline Compare house surgeon
a physician who lives in a hospital or other institution in which he is employed Compare resident (sense 7)
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house physician in Medicine

house physician n.

  1. A physician, especially an intern or a resident who cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the surgical and medical staff of a hospital.

  2. A physician employed by a hotel or another establishment.

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