- a resident physician in a hospital, hotel, or other public institution.
Origin of house physician
First recorded in 1745–55
Also called house doctor.
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Examples from the Web for house doctor
He had a further interview with the house-physician and the head nurse.
Then he tiptoed away, meeting at the door the house-physician.
He and the house-physician looked at each other pale and shaken.
The house-physician was somewhat surprised by his appearance.
He summoned his trusted assistant, the house-physician, again.
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- 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.
- A physician employed by a hotel or another establishment.
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