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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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The majority of procedures that take place at the study hospital involve low-risk surgery in patients <60 years of age and with an ASA grading of 1 or 2.
Patients undergoing low-risk surgery rarely warrant further investigation prior to surgery if they have none of the conditions shown in Table II.
The improvements were due entirely to better outcomes in patients undergoing low-risk surgery, the investigators said (BMJ 329[7463]:421-23, 2004).