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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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The researchers found that major surgery correlated with a small additional cognitive decline after accounting for the age-related cognitive trajectory, which was equivalent to an average of less than five months of aging (95 percent credible interval, 0.01 to 0.73 years).
But in 2008 Phil underwent major surgery. During visits by the other members of the band he said that, if he pulled through, one of the first things he would like to do was to reform the band, and try to "recreate their sounds of the Sixties".
Kailey and Kyle understand they will need to do more chores at home and help her mom during her home recovery from the kidney removal, which is considered major surgery. Although it was scary for the children, they realized that their mom had done a truly great thing in donating her kidney to another mom of a friend of theirs.
Postoperative cognitive decline, which occurs in roughly 20% of elderly patients who undergo major surgery, strikes older women with greater severity than it does similarly aged men, according to a retrospective analysis of data from 527 older Americans.
Sources in the PPP said that Makhdum, aged around 80, underwent a major surgery related to cancer at Berlin, Germany last month and was undergoing post- surgery treatment at a hospital in London at the moment.
Complex transplant operations are commonplace and many patients come through the major surgery to lead a far healthier and more rewarding life.
He underwent radio and chemotherapy, and then major surgery in about 2007.
Washington, June 3 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that men experience more pain after major surgery, while women feel more pain after minor procedures.
AKI can also develop after major surgery, such as some kinds of heart surgery, because the kidneys can be deprived of normal blood flow.
We're giving Clint Smith a break from writing chores to get recovered from some pretty major surgery of late.