- a surgeon who lives in a hospital in which he or she is on call.
Origin of house surgeon
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for house surgeon
For nearly a twelvemonth he had been a house-surgeon at the Hospital of La Pitie.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He is an honest, intelligent young man, and a house-surgeon at the Salptrire.Balthasar
After a while he was seen by the house-surgeon and his assistant.The History of "Punch"
M. H. Spielmann
"Found unconscious in the Liverpool train," said the house-surgeon.The Following of the Star
Florence L. Barclay
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
- a house officer working in a surgical as opposed to a medical disciplineCompare house physician
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