• WordNet 3.6
    • n surgeon a physician who specializes in surgery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Studies indicate that surgeons who listen to music while they operate improve in their performance
    • Surgeon (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of chætodont fishes of the family Teuthidæ, or Acanthuridæ, which have one or two sharp lancelike spines on each side of the base of the tail. Called also surgeon fish doctor fish lancet fish, and sea surgeon.
    • Surgeon One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or disorders (such as wounds, dislocations, tumors, etc.), whether by manual operation, or by medication and constitutional treatment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dominique Larrey, Napoleon's chief surgeon, could amputate a leg in 13 seconds.
    • n surgeon One who practises surgery; one who performs manual operations on a patient; a chirurgeon.
    • n surgeon In Great Britain, one who has passed the examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons, but has not the degree of M. D.; a general practitioner. Formerly a surgeon dispensed drugs and attended out-patients, in distinction from a physician, who was restricted to consulting practice. See physician.
    • n surgeon A medical officer in the army, or in a military hospital.
    • n surgeon A surgeon-fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1990, a 64-year old Hartsville, Tennessee, woman entered a hospital for surgery for what doctors diagnosed as a tumor on her buttocks. What surgeons found, however, was a four-inch pork chop bone, which they removed. They estimated that it had been in place for five to ten years. The woman could not remember sitting on it, or eating it for that matter.
    • n Surgeon sur′jun one who treats injuries or diseases by manual operations
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  • Emily Dickinson
    “Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life!”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “A surgeon should be young a physician old.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    “Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.”
  • Alan Pease
    Alan Pease
    “Brain surgeons earn 10 times that of a general practitioner... it pays to be an expert.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.”
  • Gerhard Kocher
    “Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien,. See Chirurgeon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A doublet of chirurgeon (q.v.).


In literature:

As soon as he was on the bed, I despatched Timothy for a surgeon.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
Among the most trying positions in the army, the Surgeon's is first.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
If the patient dies, there are fifty reasons for it; if the surgeon hesitates, the public will allow of but one.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844" by Various
The surgeon felt my arm, moving it up and down, causing me unspeakable pain.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
Fifteen of the enemy had been captured, including an officer who said he had once practised as a surgeon.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
The surgeon of the vessel, who perspired greatly from the effects of the walk, to relieve himself took off his wig.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The broken arm, never set by some gorilla surgeon of celebrity, formed a highly important feature in its biography.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
M. Dumege, a naval surgeon, gave him an elegant gold watch, the only thing he had saved from the Medusa.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
The surgeon stooped over Alexis, lifted one of his eyelids, and felt his pulse.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
The surgeon came on board our vessel and ordered men and me on bord the brig 160 transport.
"Journal of an American Prisoner at Fort Malden and Quebec in the War of 1812" by James Reynolds
In 1847 a second declaration was originated, signed by over two thousand of the most eminent physicians and surgeons.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Then the surgeon came, impatiently.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
Next day, my master, the surgeon, examined Ailie.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
Livid with wrath, the surgeon stood up.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
It was here that the surgeon found in a curious cave the bodies of several Indians that were stretched out on a kind of platform.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Finally Washington came up and made Lafayette give himself into the hands of the surgeons.
"Lafayette" by Martha Foote Crow
And the case, which ruined a well-known West End surgeon, involved the death of a young woman.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Away trudged the relief party; the Indian and the lieutenant were placed in bed and the surgeon was summoned.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
The surgeon must be blind to receive you.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
That the number was undiminished by disease he credited to Elise, and the company surgeon vouched for the truth of his assertions.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason

In poetry:

The surgeons shook their heads.
They really didn't know—
Would the cripple inside of me
be a cripple that would show?
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton
"I boud to leeve an' gang aboard
As surgeon in a man-o'-war;
Twa years frae hame, yet a' the while
She was my idol an' my star.
"Sheepieknowe: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Now fetch me my brethren and fetch them with speed
The Surgeon affrighted said,
The Parson and the Undertaker,
Let them hasten or I shall be dead.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
Oh darling Eric, why did you
For my fond affection sue,
And then with surgeons artful aid
Transform yourself into a maid?
So now in petticoats you go
And people call you Erico.
"Erico" by Robert W Service
The wounded surgeon plies the steel
That questions the distempered part;
Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
The sharp compassion of the healer's art
Resolving the enigma of the fever chart.
"Four Quartets 2: East Coker" by T S Eliot
He smiles, faintly smiles, on his sorrowing comrades,
When the surgeon is called that his wound may be dressed,
And murmurs, "Tis useless, I know it is useless,
Pray let me lie still and I’ll soon be at rest!
"The Color Bearer's Last Words" by Joseph Warren Watson

In news:

A jury on Wednesday acquitted a North Dakota surgeon accused of drugging his wife and raping her while she was unconscious on all charges.
Heart Surgeon 's Spycams Lead To $2 Million Verdict.
On Friday, the famed heart surgeon passed away at the age of 99.
Surgeons Implant First ValveXchange Two-Part Heart Valve .
Cardiac Surgeon, Dr Jeffrey Veluz.
Heart surgeons help save young lives abroad.
Hopkins surgeon answers frequently asked question about painful condition.
82, retired Hertzler Clinic thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, died Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012, at Asbury Park, Newton, with family by his side.
While many hospital systems have begun to use checklists, Golden suggests that surgeons use them, too, before discharging patients.
If I were having this procedure, I'd really want my surgeon to have a good view of depth, Robinson says.
Many experts say they fear that surgeons will be caught up in a wave of enthusiasm that could be detrimental to the health of some patients.
"It's the routine cases," they quoted one surgeon they observed in their study of this phenomenon.
Medtronic Surgeons Held Back, Study Says.
More surgery needed after use, surgeon says.

In science:

Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, 1964.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
More information on additional topics which are not included in the extract is available in these files (The American Medical Assocation family medical guide and The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons complete home medical guide).
Applying Natural Language Generation to Indicative Summarization
Using the matching algorithm of Rosenbaum, Ross and Silber (2007), the matching controlled for 36 covariates, including clinical stage, tumor grade, surgeon type, comorbid conditions such as diabetes and congestive heart failure, age, race and year of diagnosis [Silber et al. (2007), Tables 2 and 3].
An exact adaptive test with superior design sensitivity in an observational study of treatments for ovarian cancer