flight surgeon


Definition of flight surgeon

: a military medical officer specializing in aerospace medicine

Examples of flight surgeon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Theresa Long, an aviation safety officer and Army flight surgeon stationed at Fort Rucker, spoke this week at a Capitol Hill roundtable hosted by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 4 Nov. 2021 The doctor and former NASA flight surgeon, making his third trip to space, said this research could one day answer bigger questions about human existence. Amanda Maile, ABC News, 1 Nov. 2021 When the Coast Guard received the first radio call at 12:51 a.m., a duty flight surgeon recommended medical evacuation by helicopter. Paul P. Murphy, CNN, 3 Sep. 2021 Privately funded by William Lovelace, a physician and flight surgeon in the Army Medical Corps Reserve, Women in Space was a sort of proof-of-concept idea. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 18 July 2021 Delaune, a former Air Force flight surgeon, honed his skills with tours of duty in Germany and Iraq. Christopher Elliott, Forbes, 19 June 2021 The helicopter that picked up the astronauts and took them to the aircraft carrier included Dr. William Carpentier, a NASA flight surgeon who gave each astronaut a brief medical evaluation during the flight. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 6 Mar. 2021 Rink received his medical degree from IU in 1966, later becoming a lieutenant commander and flight surgeon in the United States Navy. Jon Blau, Indianapolis Star, 20 Apr. 2020 But low-bandwidth television routed through Moscow later showed the crew relaxing comfortably in lounge chairs near the descent module, smiling and chatting with support crews while flight surgeons carried out brief medical checks. William Harwood, CBS News, 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of flight surgeon

1925, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2021

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“Flight surgeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20surgeon. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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Medical Definition of flight surgeon

: a medical officer (as in the United States Air Force) qualified by additional training for specialization in the psychological and medical problems associated with flying


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