noun, plural surgeons general.
Origin of surgeon general
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The Governor was finishing his reply to the short speech of the Surgeon-General.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"The President is dead," said the Surgeon-General, and at the words it seemed that every head in the room was bowed on the breast.
He saw that Barnes, the Surgeon-General, sat on a deal chair on the left side, holding the dying man's hand.
Surgeon-General Hammond calls attention to the fact that these inferences were invariably false.Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing|George Barton Cutten
Dr. John Cochran was appointed by Washington surgeon-general of the army.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
I know not what response will be made; but our surgeon-general recommends an inspection and report.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones