In Medicine, a surgeon is a specialist in surgery. Surgery is a broad category of invasive medical treatment that involves the cutting of a body, whether that of a human or other animal, for a specific reason such as the removal of diseased tissue or to repair a tear or breakage. Surgeons may be physicians, dentists, podiatrists or veterinarians.
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Famous quotes containing the word surgeon:
“When Sir Robert Walpole was dying, he told Ranby his surgeon that he desired his body might be opened. Ranby acting great horror cried, Good God, my Lord, dont talk of that! Nay, said Sir Robert, it will not be till I am dead, and that I shall not feel itnor you neither.”
—Horace Walpole (17171797)
“I am like a doctor. I have written a prescription to help the patient. If the patient doesnt want all the pills Ive recommended thats up to him. But I must warn that next time I will have to come as a surgeon with a knife.”
—Javier Pérez De Cuéllar (b. 1920)
“The surgeon doesnt operate without first taking off the patients clothes. Nor do we with the mind.”
—Muriel Box (b. 1905)