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Sawbones   Listen
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Sawbones  n.  A nickname for a surgeon.






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"Sawbones" Quotes from Famous Books



... flung away herself, sir, she'll feel it and cry. She had a fever when Mrs. Pendennis turned her out of doors; and she made love to the doctor, Doctor Goodenough, who came to cure her. Now she has taken on with another chap—another sawbones ha, ha! d——it, sir, she likes the pestle and mortar, and hangs round the pill boxes, she's so fond of 'em, and she has got a fellow from Saint Bartholomew's, who grins through a horse collar for her sisters, and charms away her melancholy. Go and see, sir: very likely ...
— The History of Pendennis, Vol. 2 - His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy • William Makepeace Thackeray



Words linked to "Sawbones" :   Dr., carrel, amputator, William Crawford Gorgas, De Bakey, William Cowper, Gorgas, reed, Beaumont, lister, Baron Lister, operating surgeon, Alexis Carrel, md, surgeon, Walter Reed, William Beaumont, doc, James Parkinson, neurosurgeon



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