from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The chief general officer in the medical departments of the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force.
- n. The chief medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service or in a state public health service.
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- n. The leading public health official in a country, state, or military division.
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Surgeon General Barnes had been right when he recognized the young lieutenant as a man who would defend the dignity of his Corps.
A brother officer, Captain A.C. Girard of the Medical Corps, had been abroad in 1877 and, convinced of the value of Lister's tech - nique, had sent the Surgeon General a full [report] of it.
During the Civil War, detachments of sisters nursed the sick soldiers in Camp Curtin and the Church Hospital, Harrisburg; later, under Surgeon General Smith, the had more active duty in the floating hospitals which received the wounded from the southern battle-fields.
They immediately requested the Surgeon General to establish a diag - nostic laboratory at each large camp; he agreed to do so, and they left Washington for further investigation.
"President Garfield will probably not take action on the ex - pected retirement of Surgeon General Barnes and Paymaster General
At the last minute, Surgeon General David Satcher stepped in to broker a compromise over the particularly sticky issue of the thimerosal-containing hepatitis B vaccine, which was given at birth.
The prospective retirement of Surgeon General Barnes had brought about an un - dignified scramble among the higher ranking men who hoped to succeed him.
Ten days after Francis’s celebratory press conference, Surgeon General Scheele told reporters that there would likely not be enough doses for everyone to get vaccinated before the end of the year.
On May 23rd, the same day that the Surgeon General put in his request for the formation of the yellow fever board, Dr. Lazear was called to 20 General Lee Street, Quemados.