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sawbones

old-fashioned slang A medical doctor. Dr. Thompson is a professor of literature, not some sawbones. That old sawbones is always trying to get you onto some medication or another. You need rest and relaxation, that's all.

sawbones

n. a doctor. (Folksy. Referring to someone who amputates limbs.) Call the sawbones. This is an emergency.
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A total of 24 synthetic humerus sawbones #3404 were randomly divided into three groups ( n = 8), and anteromedial, anterolateral, and posterior fracture models of AO classification of 12-C3 were created.
BEATINGS: Slaves were often treated brutally on their journey across the ocean: SAWBONES: A medical kit like one used on a slaver
It was not until the publication of his last novel, Sawbones Memorial (1974), that he really regained his stride.
from the farcical Harvard Medical School (whose students didn't even need a high school diploma--they admitted all paying candidates--and whose graduates were often illiterate sawbones).
He is, however, doing his best in enforced circumstances to appease his sawbones and cut back.
Here Tony Curtis stars as Waldo Demara, whose impersonations include that of a naval surgeon on board HMCS Cayuga (The story appeared in this magazine Volume 3 Issue 5 as "The Case of the Spurious Sawbones").
'If it's a break at all, it's a very small one,' said the sawbones.
In fact, one of his jobs involves assisting the Wright sales force with "sawbones demos" in which he demonstrates the implant procedure on foam : bones.
The sawbones removed the shard of wood mumbling under his breath all the while about crazy gun guys.
Tubas!" ordered Rosa, but Delia's sawbones, Ebon Axel, defiled Edin's red, arty, timid, dev-loved lobo-knowers as ornate, tan Rosa's rekilned, dim, detonable bard, snide Derek, cussed a general ...
So maybe the next time the local sawbones hit wineries up for free auction wine, you tell 'em to take a hike.
Not bad for a business that hardly existed 150 years ago, when deaths were handled by families, the church, or the local sawbones.
Pacific Research's "Sawbones" catalog highlights an assorted number of products designed to assist orthopedic surgeons improve their surgical skills outside the operating room.
And it's staffed by a bunch of mentally deranged losers that include intense action man Reich (Neal McDonough), religious nutter Toffler (Jeremy Davies), boozed up sawbones Knox (Stephen Spinella), and permanently stoned cook Cleaves (David Arquette).
Harry Fine, old-line house-call family sawbones arrives, is brought up to date and makes a cursory physical examination.