(formerly) a barber practicing surgery and dentistry.
Is ninety-seven and three months, signor; a great age, truly, responded the barber-surgeon.
Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
But enough for the present of the barber-surgeon and his pole.
A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson
She said we were not descended from the barber-surgeon, and laughed at the Battle of Bosworth.
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
“At your service,” replied the barber-surgeon, bowing profoundly.
The Queen Pedauque Anatole France
In this capacity he is the counterpart of the barber-surgeon of mediaeval Europe.
The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India – Volume IV of IV R.V. Russell
At ten years a fatherless Boy poorly educated, he is apprenticed to a barber-surgeon.
The Life of Friedrich Schiller Thomas Carlyle
The son of a tailor, he obtained his first medical knowledge in the shop of a barber-surgeon.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various
His father was a barber-surgeon, who disapproved of music, and wished George Frederick to become a lawyer.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8 Various
In the 1540s, Ambroise Pare from France, a barber-surgeon who was the son of a servant, was an army surgeon.
Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly
In those days a barber-surgeon employed himself in pulling teeth, bleeding and cupping.
Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony George Francis Dow
- Barber’s pole
a pole with red and white spiral stripes symbolizing the barber’s former sideline of surgery. noun a sign outside a barber’s shop consisting of a pole painted with red and white spiral stripes
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an alloy of about 88 percent copper, 5 percent nickel, 5 percent tin, and 2 percent silicon, resistant to sea water and sulfuric acid.