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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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He was due to undergo major surgery in Liverpool yesterday to have the tumour removed.
The scientists added that the gender differences on pain perception are still heavily disputed, both in experimental and clinical fields and their data do not definitely clarify this issue; however, based on their findings it can be presumed that the type (and severity) of surgery may play a pivotal role, as females express higher pain scores after minor procedures, whereas males are more affected after major surgery.
Patients who were too frail to have major surgery or whose cancer was too advanced to benefit from major surgery had a much poorer survival rate in England and Wales, with only four out of 10 patients surviving for two years.
This means patients can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions.
We'll meet 20-monthold Harrison as he faces major surgery after relying on a breathing tube for the past seven months.
Patients who have had major surgery need doctors and nurses checking on their progress on a daily basis for at least one week, and not discharged when they are still feeling weak and vulnerable, especially people who are elderly.
With major surgery now occurring at a rate of 234 million procedures per year--1 for every 25 people--and studies indicating that a significant percentage result in preventable complications and deaths, the WHO last month launched a new safety checklist for surgical teams to use in operating theatres as part of a major drive to make surgery safer around the world.
The study urged surgeons and intensive care specialists to use strict protocols of active blood sugar control in all patients admitted for major surgery.
At the age of two he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and over the years he has had to endure hours of surgery, including operations on his eyes and ears and major surgery on his skull.
CORK City midfielder Gareth Farrelly could leave hospital within the next five days following major surgery.
Even without much publicity, the hospital gets half a dozen foreign patients a month seeking major surgery.
WITH reference to your report about hospital porter Douglas Shrapnell (Telegraph, April 5), I have also had major surgery for mouth cancer at University Hospital at Walsgrave.