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 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, "IU basketball physician Larry Rink named to Big Ten conoravirus task force," 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, "Astronauts from International Space Station return to world changed by coronavirus," 16 Apr. 2020 James Mazzuchelli, a Navy flight surgeon assigned to a Marine helicopter squadron at Camp Pendleton who lost his life in a base accident. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Heart-warming bike journey begins for San Diego transplant recipient Mike Cohen," 1 Oct. 2019 Kadlec, a retired Air Force colonel and flight surgeon who has helped lead national biodefense planning since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, prompted the reviews well before the coronavirus, or covid-19, emerged as a global threat. David Willman, Anchorage Daily News, "Federal vaccine development sites ill-suited to counter covid-19 epidemic," 15 Mar. 2020 Green served as an Army special operations flight surgeon with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and had deployed to Karshi-Khanabad after the 9/11 attacks. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Veteran illness from post-9/11 service at secret Uzbek base inadequately addressed, lawmakers say," 8 Mar. 2020 And if medical care was required, the flight surgeon would need to jump in the water as well. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "'We did the impossible': What it was like inside Apollo 11's Mission Control," 19 July 2019 She was replaced by Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a Hispanic flight surgeon selected as an astronaut alongside Epps in 2009. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Female, black astronaut booted from space station flight to ring closing bell at NASDAQ for NASA," 12 July 2019 His voice conveyed unshakable confidence, though a flight surgeon during one liftoff measured his pulse at 135 beats a minute. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Christopher Kraft, NASA’s Face and Voice of Mission Control, Dies at 95," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of flight surgeon

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Flight surgeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20surgeon. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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flight surgeon


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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