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In medicine, a surgeon is a person who performs surgery. Surgery is a broad category of invasive medical treatment that involves cutting of a body, whether human or other organism. Surgeons may be physicians, dentists, or veterinarians who specialize in surgery. Surgeon may refer to: A practitioner of surgery Surgeon General is a high-ranking medical official Surgeon (musician), the moniker of British electronic music producer and DJ, Anthony Child In former usage, a title for some sorts of non-surgical doctor, e. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... “Surgeon” redirects here. ... A medical guideline (also called a clinical guideline, clinical protocol or clinical practice guideline) is a document with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria in specific areas of healthcare, as defined by an authoritative examination of current evidence (evidence-based medicine). ... “Life on Earth” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Doctor. ... X-rays can reveal if a person has cavities Dentistry is the practical application of knowledge of dental science (the science of placement, arrangement, function of teeth) to human beings. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Surgeon titles

In the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand most attending or consultant surgeons are distinguished from physicians by being referred to as "Mister," "Mrs", "Ms" or "Miss." This tradition has its origins in the 18th century, when surgeons were barber-surgeons and did not have a degree (or indeed any formal qualification), unlike physicians, who were doctors with a university medical degree. Mister or mister can be:- The full spelling (rarely used) of the title Mr. ... Mrs. ... MS may refer to: Mississippi - a state in the United States of America Manuscript - a hand-written document (plural MSS). ... “Señorita” redirects here. ... The barber surgeon was one of the most common medical practitioners of medieval times - generally charged with looking after soldiers during or after a battle. ... For other uses, see Doctor. ...


By the beginning of the 19th century, surgeons had obtained high status, and in 1800, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) in London began to offer surgeons a formal status via RCS membership. The title Mister became a badge of honour, and today after someone completes medical school (MD, MBBS, MBChB, etc) they are called "Doctor" until they are able to obtain their Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons then they they are given the honour of being allowed to revert back to calling themselves Mister, Miss, Mrs or Ms in the course of their professional practice, but this time the meaning is much different conferring the status of Attending or Consultant Surgeon. [citation needed] By contrast, North American physicians and surgeons are always addressed as "Doctor." The Royal College of Surgeons of England is an independent professional body committed to promoting and advancing the highest standards of surgical care for patients. ... Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) is a professional qualification for practicing as a consultant surgeon. ... Mister or mister can be:- The full spelling (rarely used) of the title Mr. ... “Señorita” redirects here. ... Mrs. ... Ms or Ms. ...


Noted surgeons

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Profiles in Science: The Reports of the Surgeon General (210 words)
The Reports of the Surgeon General contains official reports, conference and workshop reports, and proceedings from the Office of the Surgeon General.
This online Exhibit is designed to introduce you to the history of the Reports of the Surgeon General, as well as to the official reports.
It is divided into sections that focus on the subjects covered in the various Reports of the Surgeon General.
washingtonpost.com: Surgeon General Favors Tobacco Ban (917 words)
Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona said yesterday that he supports the banning of tobacco products -- the first time that the government's top doctor and public health advocate has made such a strong statement about the historically contentious subject.
But while surgeons general have been increasingly aggressive in advocating efforts to control tobacco use, none made the kind of comments that Carmona did yesterday.
Everett Koop, when he was surgeon general in the mid-1980s, put himself at odds with the Reagan White House by saying that he supported a bill banning cigarette advertising and promotion, but he didn't support abolishing tobacco sales while in office.
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