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house physician

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noun
  1. a resident physician in a hospital, hotel, or other public institution.
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Origin of house physician

First recorded in 1745–55
Also called house doctor.
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Examples from the Web for house doctor

Historical Examples

  • He had a further interview with the house-physician and the head nurse.

    The Purple Heights

    Marie Conway Oemler

  • Then he tiptoed away, meeting at the door the house-physician.

    The Purple Heights

    Marie Conway Oemler

  • He and the house-physician looked at each other pale and shaken.

    Master of His Fate

    J. Mclaren Cobban

  • The house-physician was somewhat surprised by his appearance.

    Master of His Fate

    J. Mclaren Cobban

  • He summoned his trusted assistant, the house-physician, again.

    Master of His Fate

    J. Mclaren Cobban


British Dictionary definitions for house doctor

house physician

house doctor

noun
  1. a house officer working in a medical as opposed to a surgical disciplineCompare house surgeon
  2. a physician who lives in a hospital or other institution in which he is employedCompare resident (def. 7)
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house doctor 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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