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house surgeon

a surgeon who lives in a hospital in which he or she is on call.
Origin of house surgeon
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He is an honest, intelligent young man, and a house-surgeon at the Salptrire.

    Balthasar Anatole France
  • After a while he was seen by the house-surgeon and his assistant.

    The History of "Punch" M. H. Spielmann
  • It is good for the house-surgeon to have a place where his patients can come and see him.

    The Potter and the Clay Arthur F. Winnington Ingram
  • For nearly a twelvemonth he had been a house-surgeon at the Hospital of La Pitie.

  • The house-surgeon of a London hospital was attending to the injuries of a poor woman whose arm had been severely bitten.

    Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
  • The house-surgeon, Mr. Kennedy, I regret to say, sends you his love.

    A Fool's Paradise Sydney Grundy
  • The former involves the house-surgeon: the latter the grateful lieutenant.

  • house-surgeon, from 1882 to 1884, at Charing Cross Hospital.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Found unconscious in the Liverpool train," said the house-surgeon.

    The Following of the Star Florence L. Barclay
  • "Come round after twelve to-morrow, and we may know more," said the house-surgeon.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for house-surgeon

house surgeon

a house officer working in a surgical as opposed to a medical discipline Compare house physician
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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