Surgery

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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

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The insight that various deviations from gender "normality"--such as drag, transsexual surgery, demands by intersexed people for gender reassignment, etc.
A butch lesbian or a heterosexual male cross-dresser, for example, might each identify as transgender yet have no interest in pursuing transsexual surgery.
Although transsexual surgery can be seen as cosmetic in the context of postmodern theorisations of gender as performative rather than expressive, (3) the particular cultural meanings and weight ascribed to the alteration of sex suggest that transsexual surgery cannot be equated in any simple way with other cosmetic surgical body alterations.