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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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En 1665 aparecen las dos primeras revistas cientificas de la era moderna: Journal des Scavants y Philosophical Transactions con trabajos de <<filosofia natural>> o, en terminos mas actuales, de Ciencia en general pero, casi veinte anos despues, se publica en Londres el primer titulo especializado, Medicina curiosa: or a variety of view communications in physick, chirurgery, and anatomy.
The Queens Closet Opened: Incomparable Secrets in Physick, Chirurgery, Preserving, Candying, and Cookery (1655) became one of the most popular printed recipe collections in seventeenth-century England.
How about chirurgery (and old term for surgery) from cheir, 'hand' and ergon 'work' = Latin manus and labor 'manual labor' or maybe 'hand work.