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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Development of a feasible transrectal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES[R]) approach in acadaveric appendectomy model: anterior is better.
This survey showed that most potential patients had a lower preference for the transumbilical approach for a visceral operation provided the risk was non-significant compared with conventional laparoscopy or natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES).
The German Registry for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: report of the first 551 patients.