Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer of high rank in the army or navy service of a country. In the British army surgeon-generals rank with major-generals, and their grade is next to that of the director-general. In the United States army the grade corresponds to that of brigadier general, and in the navy to that of commodore. In the United States Treasury Department the supervising surgeon-general is charged with the marine hospital service and the care of the fund for the relief of sick and disabled seamen.
“By mid-December, Gen. Yaftali, the Afghan army's surgeon-general, was moved out of his job without explanation—after the coalition's commander at the time, Gen. David Petraeus, personally raised the problems at the hospital during a meeting with President Karzai, people familiar with the matter said.”
“Army surgeon-general Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker said that although an MRI is a helpful tool in battlefield care, it is not essential for diagnosis.”
“The recently retired surgeon-general of the British armed forces, Lt Gen Louis Lillywhite, has also warned of the dangers of what he calls the blurring between "neutral humanitarian aid" directed solely at the relief of suffering and '"development aid" intended to give legitimacy to a government.”
“Appeals to authority ("well, the Bible/president/mayor, surgeon-general says..."), the temporal fallacy (something is good or bad because it's old or new), ad hominem appeals (something it true or false because of who said it)...a whole raft of informal fallacies run over us every day, not to mention the formal ones (the undistributed middle, for instance...)”
“He's had babies right and left, they wanted him to be surgeon-general, he writes a book, he turns 40, he writes another book, now you're jumping in the Hudson River.”
“While it would be unconventional to tap a journalist for a high-profile administration position, the surgeon-general post is largely about informing the nation on public health.”
“The surgeon-general post has been vacant since 2006.”
“Not only that, they struck on the city's busiest thoroughfares and managed to achieve their objective of targeting a senior officer of the Pakistan Army -- a lieutenant-general who at the time of his death was the military's surgeon-general.”
“The message from Dole: he had scheduled a quick-strike vote against Dr. Henry Foster's surgeon-general nomination.”
“OpEdNews - Quicklink: US army FIRES surgeon-general in scandal”
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