He needed rigid economy to make his own money last till he was qualified, and he must have something over to keep him during the year he intended to spend as house physician and house surgeon
either at his own or at some other hospital.
The DNMs often have to provide clinical assistance to the first--and second-year house surgeons
. "There's no phlebotomist available, so if a house surgeon
can't find a vein or has difficulty inserting an intravenous line, they call us.
On visiting the infirmary the following morning, I learned that the patient had partly regained consciousness, but was yet in such a weak and exhausted state that the house surgeon
feared a relapse that might be fatal.
RS: When I graduated from my medical school, I was 24 years old and my first job was at Plymouth General Hospital as a house surgeon
in General Surgery.
In 1895, Cushing qualified MD with distinction and was appointed house surgeon
at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
As a junior house surgeon
I frequently found myself "on reception", that is on duty for emergency surgical cases.
In his first year as a doctor, he worked as a house physician at St Catherine's Hospital in Birkenhead and a house surgeon
at Sefton General Hospital.
Whenever I am drawn into mentioning that I was a house surgeon
under Chris for a few months in 1955, I get sideways glances; then I have to elaborate on my experiences at that time.
He invited his friend Carl Koller, then house surgeon
in ophthalmology, to participate in experiments on the drug.
In 1948 he became house surgeon
to Sir Geoffrey Keynes at St Bartholomew's Hospital followed by two years national service with the RAF.
The house surgeon
of the infirmary was summoned and he found the man had a bullet wound in the temple.