FredericC. Cory
1861 The Lancet  
216 .attached to a regiment, the other not, but engaged in other duties, as in an hospital or otheru i;e, A surgeon, whether staff or not, becomes surgeon-major alter a certain number of years' service on fullpay, and then 'Bmks as a lieutenant--colonel, though junior. As a surgeon, he ranks as a major, but junior in that rank. An assistant surgeon may be in the same way regimental or staff, and on entering the service ranks as lieutenant, and after six years' full pay service as captain, in
more » ... e as captain, in either case his rank being in the regiment according to the date of his commission.
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