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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
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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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