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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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After this minor surgery he has been discharged," the statement read.
Procedures include neutering, dentals and minor surgery.
Randolph was initially included in the provisional squad ahead of games against France and USA but has now pulled out, with Boro revealing the keeper is set for minor surgery on a niggling injury.
"He's still a young player, his injury had a little surgery, but a minor surgery, and he will be back to play again in a couple of weeks," Mourinho said.
The 30-year-old Leinster fly-half suffered a shoulder injury during Saturday's 20-10 Pro12 final defeat by Connacht and needed minor surgery.
The 29-year-old, underwent minor surgery after injuring his knee six weeks ago.
"Following the biopsy results I underwent minor surgery which I'm pleased to say was successful."
Super-featherweight Stephen underwent minor surgery on an elbow injury last week while Callum has delayed his comeback until April 19 following a hand operation.
(BNA) -- His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa today sent a cable of congratulations to the Kuwaiti Amir Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah following the successful regular medical check-ups and the minor surgery he underwent at a hospital in the USA.
KUWAIT, Jumada I 1, 1435, Mar 2, 2014, SPA -- Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has undergone a "successful minor surgery" at a hospital in the United States, the state news agency KUNA reported Sunday.
Kuwait's 84-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has undergone a "successful minor surgery" at a hospital in the US, state news agency Kuna reported on Sunday.