I'm trying to find out more about my GGG Grandfather who is described as a surgeon in the 1841 census, living in Bures St Mary, Suffolk. His daughter Selina also describes him as a surgeon on her second marriage in 1868.
Was there any central record of surgeons, or could a 'barber surgeon' style himself as a surgeon? It would seem that he occupied a house in the centre of the village (from the description page of the census), so might have been a person of note locally.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.