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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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Vega, who misses today's relegation crunch at Wimbledon through suspension anyway, underwent manipulative surgery after incurring minor breathing difficulties as a result of Shearer's aerial challenge.