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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Surgeon

SUR'GEON, noun sur'jen. [contracted from chirurgeon.] One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation. In a more general sense, one whose occupation is to cure external diseases, whether by manual operation, or by medicines externally or internally.