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medic

(mĕd′ĭk)
n.
1. A member of a military medical corps.
2. A physician or surgeon.
3. A medical student or intern.
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medic

Medspeak-UK
(1) Doctor, physician.
(2) Non-surgeon, viewed from the perspective of a surgeon in the UK.

Military medicine
Aid man, combat medic, military medical corpsman. A non-physician member of a medical detachment who is assigned to a company, battery, troop, battalion, etc., and trained to give first aid and trauma care to the wounded on the battlefield and forward information about specific casualties to the battalion or regimental surgeon. Combat medics travel with troops and are protected under the Geneva Convention. While they carry a weapon, it is for self-defence or to protect the wounded under the medics’ care. Offensive use of the weapon results in forfeiture of the Convention’s protection.
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He was a medical corpsman stationed at Pearl Harbor Naval Hospital.
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He served in the Navy as a medical corpsman on the USS William R.
She said she plans to give the knife to her son Mark, who recently completed four years of service in the Navy as a medical corpsman in Afghanistan.
Sculthorpe, who retired from the Navy as a senior chief medical corpsman in 1973, kept following up when the initial paperwork did not provide the desired result.
Army Special Forces as a medical corpsman during the Vietnam War.

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