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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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After exploratory surgery, doctors at Northwestern recommended that she begin chemotherapy treatment at Good Shepard in four weeks.
The 31-year-old Derby star has been out for almost a year after injuring a knee against Newcastle and undergoing exploratory surgery.
Oncotech and The Johns Hopkins Cancer Center have entered into a collaborative study to identify genetic factors that can be used to save uterine cancer patients from unnecessary exploratory surgery.
After exploratory surgery surgeons at Heartlands Hospital told her the tumour was too big to remove and said the outlook was bleak.
The Lakers' championship aspirations were dealt another setback - though not an unexpected one - Wednesday with the news that All-Star point guard Nick Van Exel will undergo exploratory surgery on his right knee, sidelining him for an undetermined period.
The magnetic field created by the process provides medical professionals with detailed images of body tissue, often eliminating the need for exploratory surgery and biopsies.
Scholes flew home after his knee flared up, and the midfielder was forced to undergo exploratory surgery, meaning he will miss the Community Shield against Chelsea and United's Premiership opener against Reading.
Despite exploratory surgery Wright is still in discomfort when he kicks the ball.
Tiger Woods continues to make steady progress after undergoing exploratory surgery on his left knee four weeks ago.
McLean went under the knife for exploratory surgery at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at the weekend.
Mr Yedid, aged 60, was the vice-chairman of the Republic Bank of New York when in June 1986 he underwent exploratory surgery at the hospital after a bout of internal bleeding.
The cause of the popping sensation in Nick Van Exel's right knee remains a mystery, one that will only be solved by exploratory surgery that potentially could sideline him for at least two weeks.