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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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It is not precisely known when the first description of aseptic surgery was documented.
Nevertheless, it took a generation for his insights, cautiously studied and refined by American doctors, to produce aseptic surgery.
It marked the transition from antiseptic surgery (killing the germs that were present) to aseptic surgery (in which the germs weren't allowed to get there in the first place).
The surgical site was prepared for aseptic surgery.
The school was formally inaugurated as the Liverpool School of Tropical Diseases, by Lord Lister, inventor of antiseptic and aseptic surgery, and President of the Royal Society, on April 22 1899.