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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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Elective surgery includes hip-replacements, IVF treatment, bariatric surgery, hernia repair and gallbladder removal.
"By 1999-2000, the rates had equalized for emergency section, but babies born by elective surgery were more likely to belong to mothers from the higher of the social classes measured," she concludes.
"The improvements in elective surgery has not translated to emergency surgery.
After an initial slow start reflected in the March quarter figures for elective surgery, Ms Roxon told the media it was 'excellent news' to hear that the states and territories had reached 55% of the target.
But North Wales patients should switch to Llandudno for planned, elective surgery.
The Government revealed it had appointed Professor Ara Darzi, of Imperial College, London, to chair the independent clinical review of future elective surgery at Kidderminster Hospital.
Those studies largely involved people facing "naturalistic" forms of stress, such as elective surgery or public speaking.
No-one is suggesting that a flat refusal to quit smoking or lose weight will automatically rule you out of elective surgery.
PATIENTS could be forced to wait months for elective surgery, it was warned yesterday.
In doing so, it encourages health boards to examine what elective surgery is carried out and in what circumstances.