from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In the British army, a surgeon ranking next below the chief of the medical department.
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- n. the senior medical officer in an Army or Navy
- n. the head of the United States Public Health Service
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As U.S. surgeon general Richard Carmona told the press, the problem of steroid use is less a moral and ethical issue than it is a public health issue.