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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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Can an otherwise legally competent child alone ever consent to a surgical operation?
Seven suspected members of the local terrorist Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were reportedly killed while a still undetermined number were also wounded following the conduct of mortar shelling and surgical operations by the military in Sitio Kabasalan, Brgy.
Tayong said residents rushed Cariaga to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgical operation around Tuesday noon.
He had suffered cardiac arrest following a surgical operation but survived at DHQ hospital.
Salem said the project in general creates an opportunity to provide safe and better quality services through the development of the surgical operation department, stressing that the new hospital requires advanced medical devices to raise the level of health services it provides.
KUWAIT, Oct 4 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti surgical team, assisted by a German team, performed the first surgical operation in the Middle East to transplant an artificial heart pump with a minimal invasive technique.
The continuing surgical operation in Karachi against criminal elements in the city began in September 2013.
Intubation is a term used by anaesthetists for passing a breathing tube into the windpipe to allow the delivery of anaesthetic gasses and enough oxygen to a patient during a surgical operation.
This was followed by the political wrangling over 2011 surgical operation carried by the previous Congress government.
Muscat : His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a cable of thanks from Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Revolution in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in reply to His Majesty the Sultan's congratulatory cable on the success of the surgical operation that he recently underwent.
The lieutenant was admitted to a hospital in Djerba and will undergo a surgical operation. Medical examination revealed a fractured jaw caused by punches received from two individuals coming from one of the two trucks.
The increase in the duration of surgical operation had a more profound influence in both the intensity of pain as well as in resolution outcomes.